The New Testament

A Historical and Theological Introduction


37. First Peter

Questions for Review

  1. When Peter and John are referred to as “uneducated, common men” in Acts 4:13, what did this mean, according to the chapter?
  2. What are the options regarding the authorship of 1 Peter?
  3. When was 1 Peter written?
  4. Who was Silvanus and what does he have to do with 1 Peter?
  5. How is 1 Peter Pauline in its content?
  6. How is 1 Peter un-Pauline in form?
  7. How does the issue of persecution in 1 Peter 4:14–16 influence how one thinks about the date of 1 Peter?
  8. What are some of the sayings of Jesus that are possibly alluded to in 1 Peter?
  9. What is significant about 1 Peter 2:9–10, according to the chapter?
  10. Very briefly discuss the evidence in 1 Peter concerning Christ preaching in Hades.