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1 Peter and Haustafln

1 Peter and Haustafln - Husbands and Fathers and Masters...

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Study Guide: 1 Peter and the New Testament “Household Codes” Read The Introduction and the whole letter of 1 Peter. The recipients of 1 Peter are located in the provinces of what continent (1:1)? They are apparently suffering persecution, not by the Roman government, but by their former associates and their pagan neighbors: 2:11-12, 4:1-5. What is the writer’s view of the pagan Roman empire and its governors? (2:13-17). Where else in the New Testament did you find a similar understanding? In several New Testament letters we find what scholars call “household codes,” or lists of duties for various members of the household. In ancient cultures the household included everyone who lived on the same property, whether they were related by blood or not. The most extensive NT household codes are found in: Colossians 3:18 – 4:1 Ephesians 5:21 – 6:9 1 Peter 2:13 – 3:9 In Colossians and Ephesians, what are the three sets of relationships discussed:
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Unformatted text preview: Husbands and _________ Fathers and ___________ Masters and ___________ In an ancient household, the roles husband/father/master would apply to the same person, that is, the senior male of the nuclear family. Now compare these pairs with the household code in 1 Peter. Who’s missing? There is one pair of relationships that is not addressed at all and in one pair of relationships, only one of the roles is addressed. Missing pair of roles: _______ and________ Missing half of a pair: __________________ What are some options you can think of that would explain the omissions? 1 Comparing the three household codes with each other, Who gets the most advice in: Colossians? Ephesians? 1 Peter? Which is more “Christianized,” Colossians or Ephesians? In 1 Peter, does the advice given to the slaves suggest that their masters are following the advice to masters given in Colossians and Ephesians? 2...
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