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New Testament Books - The Letters of Peter
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Part of New Testament Books:

1. The Synoptic Gospels

2. The Gospel of John

3. The Acts of the Apostles

4. The Letters of Paul

5. The Letter of James

6. The Letters of Peter

7. The Letters of John

8. The Letter of Jude

9. Revelation

A. 1 Peter

1. Literary history. The letter, according to its heading, is written by the Apostle Peter (1:1), from Babylon (5:13), i.e., Rome, to the Church of Asia Minor (1:1). Babylon, the worldly and ungodly city of the prophets (Is 13; 43:14; Jer 50 and 51) is certainly taken as standing for Rome (cf. Rev 14:8 – 18:2; Sibylline Oracles, 5,…

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Karl Hermann Schelkle, “New Testament Books - The Letters of Peter”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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