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1 & 2 Peter (NIV)

1 & 2 Peter (NIV)

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College Press NIV Commentary Series is formatted with a verse-by-verse explanation of the text. It was developed for both the scholar and the average Bible student. The College Press NIV Commentary Series is the only full commentary set in print from the Restoration Movement. Each volume (41 volumes for the Old & New Testament) contains the following helpful features:
  • Biblically sound exegesis
  • Clear exposition
  • Objective approach
  • Concise introduction
  • New International Version of the Bible
  • Key word translation
  • Easy to use design format
  • Practical footnotes
  • And more!


1 & 2 Peter:

These two letters of Peter were written to first century Christians needing clear instructions about their faith in Christ. By the leading of the Holy Spirit, these letters have remained timeless. No matter which period of church history one might want to discuss, these letters fit well. Christian character, holiness, the Day of Judgment, and the Second Coming are always important to the proper development of a Christian's faith.

First Peter was intended to encourage Christians to stand firm in their faith. There was a growing attitude among the Roman leaders that Christians were not going to fit into the Roman culture. Peter reminds his readers that no matter the cost, they should never let go of faith. In the final evaluation, God has given much more to every Christian than whatever this world might try to take away.

Second Peter may have been among the last written instructions of Peter. False teachers were allowing a downward spiral in moral standards. These teachers had convinced themselves that the Judgement Day and the Second Coming were no longer relevant. Peter reminds his readers that God will complete His plan; therefore remain faithful.

1 & 2 Peter has 225 pages.

ISBN 978-0-98800-648-2


About the Authors:

Allen Black, PhD, is Associate Professor at Harding University Graduate School of Religion, Searcy, Arkansas. Dr. Black holds the A.A. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University, the B.A. in Bible and English along with the M.Th. in New Testament from Harding University, and the PhD. from Emory University. Dr. Black is an accomplished writing, having many of his articles published in Christian journals.

Mark C. Black, PhD, is Associate Professor of Bible at David Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee. He is also Associate Minister at the Donelson Church of Christ. Before coming to Lipscomb he was the preacher for the Okolona Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky. Mark received the BA from Freed-Hardeman University, the M.A. and M.Div. from Harding Graduate School of religion, the ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary, and the PhD. from Emory University. Mark and his wife Margo have three daughters: Sara, Jessica and Allison.


About the Editors:

Anthony L. Ash, PhD, is professor of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University and minister at Minter Lane Church of Christ, Abilene, Texas. Dr. Ash holds the A.A. from Florida Christian College, the B.S. from Florida State University, the M.A. from Abilene Christian University, and the PhD from University of Southern California. He has authored nine books including commentaries on Luke, Acts (Chapter 1-12), Psalms (with Clyde Miller), and Jeremiah & Lamentations. He has spoken at over 400 meetings and extended lectureships and has also spoken on over 45 college and university campuses.

Jack Cottrell, PhD, is professor of Theology at Cincinnati Christian Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Cottrell holds the A.B. from Cincinnati Bible Seminary, the A.B. from University of Cincinnati, the M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary and the PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has authored nine books including What the Bible Says About God the Redeemer, What the Bible Says About God the Creator, and Feminism and the Bible: An Introduction for Christians.

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