Author Archives: emmock

Bible blog 2238

This is the final blog on the First Letter of Peter, in which I sum up my experience of translating and studying it. 1. The author uses good “common” Greek, the international language of the Roman Empire, and in particular of its commerce and community life. He need not have been classically educated, indeed he […]

Bible blog 2237

This blog continues my translation and study of the First Letter of Peter 1 Peter 5: 6 Bow down under God’s strong hand, so that he may lift you up at the right time. Throw all your distress upon him, for he cares about you. Be sober, be alert, for your adversary the Accuser prowls […]

Bible blog 223

This blog continues my translation and study of the First Letter of Peter 1 Peter 5:1 I am encouraging the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of Messiah’s sufferings, as well as a sharer in the splendour which is to be uncovered, to shepherd God’s flock in your place, not by compulsion […]

Bible blog 2235

This blog continues my translation and study of the First Letter of Peter I PETER 4: 12 My dears, don’t be alienated by the burning fire which is here to test you, as if something foreign had come upon you. Rather, be glad in so far as you share Messiah’s sufferings, so that you may […]

Bible blog 2234

This blog continues my translation and study of the First Letter of Peter 1 Peter 4: 8 The end of everything is near, so keep sane and sober for prayers. Above all, keep your love for one another well-exercised because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to each other without grudging, and as […]

Bible blog 2233

This blog continues my translation and study of the First Letter of Peter 1 Peter 4: 1 As therefore Messiah has suffered, arm yourselves with the same determination, for those who suffer in their flesh and blood have left sin behind, so as to live the remainder of their flesh and blood span, not by […]

Bible blog 2232

This continues my study and translation of the First Letter of Peter 1Peter 1: 18 For Messiah also suffered for sins once for all, a just man for unjust people, so that he might bring us to God. He was put to death in flesh and blood but made alive in spirit, in which he […]

Bible blog 2231

A note on blog 2230: I perhaps have not made it clear enough, that whatever the value of a woman “obeying” a (possibly abusive) husband in first century Asia Minor – one’s understanding of the text depends on one’s interpretation of the “violent threats” – I do not consider that it has any value today, […]

Bible blog 2230

This blog continues my translation and study of the First Letter of Peter I Peter 3 In a similar way you wives, be obedient to your own husbands, so that if some of them are not persuaded by the Word, they may be won over without a word by the behaviour of their wives, when […]

Bible blog 2229

This blog continues my translation and study of the First Letter of Peter. 1 Peter 2:24 That same One carried our sins in his own body on the tree, so that we, being dead to sin, might live for justice. By his “gashes you were made whole.” For “you were going astray like sheep,” but […]