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.
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.
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