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WBC vol 49: 1 Peter by J. Ramsey Michaels

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About 1 Peter (Volume 49):
First Peter is often neglected as insignificant compared to Paul’s letters. J. Ramsey Michaels in-depth treatment establishes 1 Peter as a major “social tract” written in response to a round of social crises and persecution facing Christians in the first century. The introduction shows how 1 Peter represents a document of a distinctive, non-Pauline Christianity. Michaels cautiously accepts the tradition that the Apostle Peter was the author of this “Diaspora letter” to Gentile Christians in Asia Minor, even while taking account of the tradition’s difficulties.

About this Series:
The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

The WBC is the best-selling multi-volume commentary series in the market today. WBC authors are all experts in their field and skillfully bring the text to meaning through careful exegesis and exposition. Each WBC contributor creates his own translation based on the best texts and literature available. The WBC has the largest bibliography available.

In addition to this volume, Word Biblical Commentary is available in the following formats:

1 Peter (Volume 49)
• Series: Word Biblical Commentary
• General Editors: Bruce M. Metzger, David A. Hubbard, Glenn W. Barker
• New Testament Editor: Ralph P. Martin
• Associate Editor: Lynn Allan Losie (New Testament)
• Author: J. Ramsey Michael
• Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers (1988)

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