First Peter

The Jesus Memoirs


“This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you…” (2 Peter 3:1)

“And the same writer [Papias of Hierapolis] uses testimonies from the first Epistle of John and from that of Peter likewise” (Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History3.39.17)

“But Polycarp, in his above-mentioned epistle to the Philippians, which is still extant, has made use of certain testimonies drawn from the First Epistle of Peter.” (Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 4.14.9; see Polycarp’s To the Philippians1:3 [1 Pet 1:8, 12]; 2:1 [1 Pet 1:13, 21; 3:9]; 5:3 [2:11]; 7:2 [1 Pet 4:11]; 8:1, 2 [1 Pet 2:21, 22, 24; 4:16]; 10:1 [1 Pet 2:17; 3:8])

“And this it is which has been said also by Peter: ‘Whom having not seen, you love; in whom now also, not seeing, you believe; and believing, you shall rejoice with joy unspeakable.’ [1 Pet 1:8]” (Irenaeus, Against Heresies5.7.2) 

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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