1 Peter

Headline for Best Bible Commentaries on 1 Peter

1 Peter is the twenty-first book of the New Testament. Authorship is traditionally attributed to the Apostle Peter. The letter is addressed to believers in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. Peter wrote to encourage the recipients to be steadfast under trial and to cling to hope, which is found in Jesus Christ. Commentaries on 1 Peter often address the persecution that occurred under the Roman Emperor Nero, submission to civil authorities, and leadership in the local church.

1 Peter (BECNT) by Karen H. Jobes

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on 1 Peter
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "an exposition of the Greek text"
  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on 1 Peter, "Those needing in-depth exegetical analysis will not want to pass up the BECNT volume on 1 Peter by Jobes."

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1 Peter (WBC) by J. Ramsey Michaels

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "a technical and interesting interpretation of the letter"

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1, 2 Peter, Jude (NAC) by Thomas Schreiner

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on 1 Peter
  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on 1 Peter, "Thomas Schreiner’s work is always worth consulting. He has written some very good works on New Testament theology,and his strengths in this area shine through in this commentary. Very helpful."

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The First Epistle of Peter (NICNT) by Peter H. Davids

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on 1 Peter
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "a brief but lucid exposition of the letter"
  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on 1 Peter, "Peter Davids’ commentary has been somewhat overshadowed by the more recent work of Jobes, but it is still worth consulting. Like most of the NICNT volumes, it is solid and thorough without becoming inaccessible."

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1 Peter (TNTC) by Wayne Grudem

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  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on 1 Peter
  • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on 1 Peter, "Grudem’s commentary on 1 Peter is another helpful introductory level commentary on this book of Scripture."
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "a helpful brief exposition for busy pastors"

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1 Peter (IVPNTC) by I. Howard Marshall

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on 1 Peter

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The Message of 1 Peter (BST) by Edmund Clowney

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  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on 1 Peter, "Clowney packs more insight into one page than many commentaries pack into an entire chapter. This one is a must-have."

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1-2 Peter (SAEC) by R.C. Sproul

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1 Peter (NIVAC) by Scot McKnight

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1 Peter (THNTC) by Joel B. Green

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1 Peter (REC) by Daniel M. Doriani

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1 Peter (Hermeneia) by Paul J. Achtemeier

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "an outstanding technical interpretation of the letter - the best commentary in my judgement"

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1 Peter (Anchor Bible) by John H. Elliot

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on 1 Peter
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "a massive but clear and lucid commentary"

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1–2 Peter and Jude (Preaching the Word) by David R. Helm

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The Epistles of Peter and of Jude (BNTC) by J.N.D. Kelly

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "a very helpful and clear exposition"

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1 Peter (MNTCS) by John MacArthur

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1 Peter (SGBC) by Dennis Edwards

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James, 1 & 2 Peter, and Jude (Teach the Text) by Jim Samra

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A Commentary on I Peter by Leonhard Goppelt

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "an insightful and theologically deep commentary"

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1 & 2 Peter & Jude (FB) by Paul Gardner

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1 & 2 Peter and Jude (Belief) by Catherine Gunsalus Gonzalez

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1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude (WBC) by David A. Case and David H. Holdren

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