Jude and 2 Peter – Introduction to Jude
This chapter forms an introduction to the letter of Jude. Introductory matters addressed include authorship, Jude and his circle, the date and occasion of writing, Jude and pseudepigraphic literature, and Jude’s genre and structure.
The Use of the Old Testament for Christian Ethics in 1 Peter
1 Peter makes extensive use of the Old Testament. This article reflects on how the author of 1 Peter used the Old Testament to develop Christian ethics. It indicates how Peter's selection of texts was based upon the correlation between the situation of the people of God in the Old Testament and that of his readers. The teaching from the Old Testament was then developed in the author's own terminology to show its relevance for the suffering Christian churches.