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By Torrey Seland

The writer of the current paintings desires to throw new mild at the meant readers of one Peter through investigating what it might probably suggest that they have been to stay as Strangers within the mild. it's argued that the writer of one Peter considers his readers as dwelling a existence inspired by way of social situations a great deal similar to these of the Diaspora proselytes to Judaism. consequently related discussions in Jewish Diaspora works can light up his descriptions and exhortations. between those Diaspora works, the works of Philo of Alexandria may be drawn into the discussions in a way more accomplished method than has been performed to this point. as well as a research of the position of Silvanus within the making of the letter, this quantity comprises 4 reports that perform what the writer calls 'philonic readings' of imperative problems with 1 Peter 2,5-11.

The examine will reveal the usefulness of Jewish diaspora works for realizing the social lifetime of the early Christians.

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