First Epistle of Peter

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Noun1.First Epistle of Peter - the first New Testament book traditionally attributed to Saint Peter the Apostle
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
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The first Epistle of Peter was written to a group of people under persecution and contains this advice: "Rejoice, even if at this time you are undergoing persecution for your faith for its object is to test your faith."
Below her is a reference to chapter 2 of the first Epistle of Peter: Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies and all slander / As new born babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby." Around her shoulders is a fragment of a line in Latin from the Hebrew Scriptures, psalm 36, line 9: "By Your light do we see." Together these Biblical references are a brilliant and poetic evocation of the acts of teaching and learning.
Irenaeus felt it important to affirm the harmony of Peter and Paul, and this concern might be apparent in the Pauline language deployed in the first Epistle of Peter. But while there is likely to have been a group of disciples (or school) of Paul and John, perhaps indeed of Matthew, one cannot discern a coherent Petrine school in the various early Petrine documents, even if 2 Peter used I Peter.

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