Bible: 1 Peter Analytical Essay by Junior

Bible: 1 Peter
A discussion on 1 Peter, one of the original twelve disciples of Jesus.
# 112284 | 1,114 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Feb 19, 2009 in Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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The paper provides a synopsis of the New Testament book of 1 Peter. The view of this paper concentrates on who the recipients of this book were, the authorship and finally the social context at the time of writing, based on the contents of the book. The paper notes that Peter, while speaking from his own experience of suffering and hardship, writes to a group of people in pain, giving the reader a deep insight into what it truly means to be a follower of Christ.

From the Paper:

"As much as there are evidences to point to the authorship by Peter, there are evidences which disprove Peter authorship. The Old Testament references throughout the letter are referenced through the Septuagint, something a Galilean fisherman would not be familiar with. Peter normally would have had access to the Aramaic translation of the Old Testament (Targum) and would not have had the capability to command the Greek language fluently as it does in 1 Peter. It is also evident that the thoughts of the writer were evidently in Greek culture and language. In addition the text evidences a Greco-Roman language which also would not have been familiar to a Galilean such as Peter. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Wuest, Kenneth S (1966). Wuest's Word Studies. W.M.B Eerdman's Publishing Company.
  • Taylor, Preston (1982). A Letter from Peter: Preston Taylor. Christ for the World Publishers.
  • Kelly, J.N.D (1981). A Commentary on the Epistles of Peter and Jude. Grand Rapids, Michigan BakerBook House.
  • Best, Ernest (1971). The New Century Bible Commentary: 1 Peter. Grand Rapids, Michigan: W.M.B Eerdmans Publishing Company.

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