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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

1 Peter 1:3–2:25

THEME

Holiness

SETTING

c.60–65 CE 1 Peter is addressed to believers scattered throughout Roman provinces in northwestern Asia Minor.

KEY FIGURES

Peter Although the letter is written in the name of the Apostle Peter, scholars are divided about whether or not he was the actual author.

The readers The recipients of the letter are mostly Gentile Christians experiencing persecution because of their faith.

In his letter to Christians scattered throughout Asia Minor (modern Turkey), Peter praises God for the salvation secured by Christ’s resurrection. Although his audience is facing various troubles, Peter is confident ...

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