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1 Peter • • Hermeneia -A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible Old Testament Editorial Board Frank Moore Cross, Harvard University, chairman Klaus Baltzer, University of Munich Paul D. Hanson, Harvard University S. Dean McBride, Jr., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia Peter Machinist, Harvard University Susan iditch, Amherst College Christopher R. Seitz, Yale University Roland E. Murphy, 0 . Carm., emeritus New Testament Editorial Board Helmut Koester, Harvard University, chairman Harold W. Attridge, University of Notre Dame Adela Yarbro Collins, University of Chicago Eldon jay Epp, Case Western Reserve University James M. Robinson, Claremont Graduate School 1 Peter A Commentary on First Peter by Paul]. Achtemeier Edited by Eldon Jay Epp Fortress Press Minneapolis 1 Peter A Commentary on First Peter Copyright @) 1996 Augsburg Fortress All rights reserved. Except for brief quotations in critical articles or reviews, no part of this book may be reproduced in any manner without prior written permission from the publisher. Write to: Permissions, Augsburg Fortress, 426 S. Fifth St., Box 1209, Minneapolis, MN 55440. Scripture quotations from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1946, 1952, © 1971, 1973 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America are used by permission. Cover and interior design: Kenneth Hiebert Production management by Publisher's WorkGroup Typesetting by Polebridge Press Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Achtemeier, Paul]. I Peter / by Paul J. Achtemeier : edited by Eldon Jay Epp. p. em. - (Hermeneia-a critical and historical commentary on the Bible) Includes bibliographical •·eferences and indexes. ISBN 0-8006-6030-7 (alk. paper) I. Bible. N.T. Peter, 1st-Criticism, interpretation, etc. I. Epp, Eldon jay. II. Title. Ill. Series. BS2795.2.A24 1996 95-19564 CIP The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of American National Standard for Information Sciences-Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ANSI Z329.48-1984. Manufactured ih the U.S.A. AF 1-6030 00 99 98 97 96 4 5 6 8 9 10 FOR RACHEL, SARAH, AND JOSHUA MICHAEL AND ROBERT AND THEIR PARENTS ...