In his page commentary on 1 Peter, John H. The cross of Christ, the climatic expression of the glory of God in salvation through judgment, is the turning point of the ages. To answer this question, Schreiner states that "Just as the chaotic waters of the flood were the agent of destruction, so too the waters of baptism are waters of destruction. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Essentially, Dubis, along with others, misses the link between judgment and salvation both in his exegesis of verses and fails to acknowledge a biblical-theological view of the relationship between judgment and salvation.
Therefore, this commentary is helpful, but should be only be used as a supplement to other more technical works.
Consider addressing some of the following questions: What genre is the book where your passage is located? In his magisterial book, God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment, James Hamilton summarizes this theme of "salvation through judgment" by saying Salvation always comes through judgment. If your passage is poetry you will need to make sure it is presented in versified form see the example papers provided at the beginning of this guide. Having been made alive in the spirit III.
First Peter. This commentary is not for light readers and requires at least an intermediate understanding of the Greek grammar. What theological questions of contemporary relevance are raised by the passage? Analysis of the Argument As much as possible, move beyond what the passage is stating and how to an assessment of why it is stating it and even to why it is stating it at this particular place within the overall 'argument' of the broader section. Consult the recommended sources at the end of this guide for more information.
To find its meaning, relate the frame to the sequence in which it is found. In view of the Bible's character as divine revelation, the exegete should approach the text with a conviction about its implicit sensibility and with a sense of humility, tenacity, faith and, above all, reverence.
Hence, Peter is teaching his readers that Christ's suffering for sins on their behalf has provided the foundation that is necessary for their fellowship with God. In this section you will want to work verse-by-verse through your passage, analyzing every detail. Verse Analysis2 Verses follow Peter's exhortation from the preceding verses regarding suffering for obeying the will of God. Now you will need to summarize what your passage means. Michaels grapples with the difficulties of the text and is no slave to the history or 15 tradition on matters of interpretation, yet, he remains orthodox in his conclusions while making a considerable contribution to the field of Petrine scholarship.
When the patience of God was waiting iii. You've already done a lot working through the context and details of your passage. For instance, Wayne Grudem argues that both datives should be understood as referring to the "realm" of existence and activity. How does your passage relate? Wallace, Daniel. Now you will need to summarize what your passage means.
Although it is only used in this form in 1 Peter , there are approximately thirty-eight other occurrences of the verb in the New Testament. Expansion a. Guidelines for Writing an Exegetical Paper Introduction Exegesis is a word for the systematic process by which a person arrives at a reasonable and coherent sense of the meaning and message of a biblical passage. How does the passage resonate with other portions of Scripture and with the Gospel itself? In view of the Bible's character as divine revelation, the exegete should approach the text with a conviction about its implicit sensibility and with a sense of humility, tenacity, faith and, above all, reverence.