1 Peter: An Introduction and Commentary, By Wayne A. Grudem
1 Peter
  • Length: 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: August 27, 2024
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: A0829
  • ISBN: 9781514008294

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Peter's short letter to the "exiles of the dispersion" addresses many topics: holiness, the sufferings of Christ, God's sovereignty in salvation and life, the grace of God, the work of the Holy Spirit, the church as the new people of God, the reality of the unseen spiritual world, and trusting in God in the midst of daily circumstances. What ties all these concepts together, Wayne Grudem suggests, is the theme of suffering. Most of all, suffering is a form of imitating Christ, who, by bearing our sins on the cross, gives meaning and comfort to Christians in every aspect of their daily lives.

Part of the Tyndale New Testament commentary series, 1 Peter offers a thorough understanding of the book's content and structure as well as its continued relevance for today. This edition has been revised and updated by Grudem from his original TNTC volume.

The Tyndale Commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting, and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties.


General preface
Author’s preface to the second edition
Author’s preface to the first edition
Select bibliography

1. Author
2. Place of writing
3. Date
4. Destination and readers
5. Purpose
6. The nature and possible sources of 1 Peter
7. Theology and major themes

Additional notes


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Wayne Grudem is Research Professor of Theology and Bible at Phoenix Seminary in Arizona. His books include Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today and the volume on 1 Peter in The Tyndale New Testament Commentary series.
Eckhard J. Schnabel

Eckhard J. Schnabel (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has taught previously at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, Illinois), Freie Theologische Akademie (Giessen, Germany), and Asian Theological Seminary (Manila, Philippines). His books include Paul the Missionary and Jesus in Jerusalem: The Final Days.