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Peter, Epistles of
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I. Introductory Remarks

The New Testament contains two letters ascribed to the apostle Peter. Despite the unambiguous claim of Petrine authorship, it is likely that neither was written by the apostle himself. In the case of 1 Peter, several elements point to a probable date after the apostle’s death (probably during the Neronian persecution [Persecu-tions of Christians: I]): its elevated language, the influence of the Diaspora synagogue on its theology, and the situa…

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Feldmeier, Reinhard, “Peter, Epistles of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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