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Title 1, 2 Peter and Jude through the centuries / Rebecca Skaggs
Published Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2020
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Series Wiley Blackwell Bible commentaries
Contents Intro -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Historical Overview and Genre -- Reception Historical Sources for 1, 2 Peter, and Jude -- Significant Ancient Interpreters -- Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Perspectives -- Aims and Methods of this Commentary -- Literary Relationships: Which Came First -- Jude or 2 Peter? -- Chapter 1: The Transformed Life in the Context of Suffering, Grace, Hope, and Love (1:1-2:10) -- Author, Audience, and Abundant Grace (1:1-2) -- The Meaning and Purpose of Suffering (1:3-10)
Consequences of the Transformed Life: Suffering Related to the Suffering of Christ (1:11-12) -- Consequences of the Transformed Life: Hope, Holiness, and Love (1:13-23) -- The Transformed Life: Three Metaphors (1:24 -- 2:10) -- The Grass Metaphor (1:24, 25) -- The Milk Metaphor (2:1-3) -- The Living Stones Metaphor (2:4-10) -- Doctrinal Interpretations: The Priesthood of all Believers -- Doctrinal Interpretations: Eternal Security -- Chapter 2: Three Practical Situations (1 Peter 2:11-3:17) -- Transition (2:11-12) -- The Governing Authorities (2:13-17) -- Slavery (2:18-25)
Scarcely Saved (vv.18-19) -- Chapter 5: Final Exhortations and Greetings (1 Peter 5:1-14) -- Message to Three Groups (5:1-10): "Elders" (vv.1-4) -- the "Younger" (vv.5-6) -- and "All" (vv.6-10) -- The Message to "All" (vv.2, 6-10) -- God Gives Grace to the Humble (vv.6-11) -- The Final Promise to All (vv.10-11) -- Final Greetings: Who, Where, and How (vv.12-14) -- Who is Silvanus and What is His Role in the Writing of the Epistle? -- Who is "Mark?" -- Where/What is Babylon? -- Chapter 6: Jude: A Dynamic Response to Heresy -- Greeting and Purpose -- Purpose (v.3)
Submission and Suffering for Doing Good -- Christ as Guardian of Our Souls, v. 25 -- Marriage (3:1-7) -- Ornamentation (3:3-6) -- To "Husbands" (3:7) -- The "Weaker Vessel" (3:7) -- Transition: Summary and Concepts to Come (3:8-17) -- Summary: Live in Harmony and Mutual Love (3:8-12) -- Suffering for Doing Good (3:13-17) -- Chapter 3: Christ's Visit to the Spirits in Prison, 3:18-22 -- Christ's Resurrection, the Ground of the Transformed Life -- The Preaching or Announcement in Hades -- The Audience for Christ's Preaching -- Religious Traditions -- Opposition
Summary "Although small, 1 Peter addresses at least briefly all of the major doctrines of Christianity. Of course, these 'kernels' would be elaborated, debated and developed as the Church moved through the centuries, but an exploration into the reception of this text indicates that these ideas existed at a very early time and that Peter had a serious effect on their later development. The main theme of 1 Peter introduced in Chapter 1 is the transformed life which for Peter almost always (necessarily?) includes the element of suffering. Peter also weaves throughout, admonitions on the behavior of the transformed life and how to embrace this joyfully by God's grace and hope. In fact in spite of the dark undertones of severe persecution through the epistle, there is a remarkable emphasis on grace, joy, hope and peace. He provides three special metaphors of this life for the individual as well as the community - grass, milk and living stones"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Bible. Jude -- Commentaries
Bible. Peter, 1st -- Commentaries
Bible. Peter, 2nd -- Commentaries
Bible. Jude.
Bible. Peter, 1st.
Bible. Peter, 2nd.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Bible Study Guides.
Genre/Form Commentaries.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020000755
ISBN 1118973275
1118973283
1118973291
1118973305
9781118973271
9781118973288
9781118973295
9781118973301
Other Titles First and Second Peter and Jude through the centuries