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This week’s text

  • 1 Peter 1.1-21
  • Who wrote this letter?
    • Why is the Greek in 1 Peter so refined, and that of 2 Peter so rough and colloquial, like what we would expect from a Galilean fisherman?
    • 1 Peter 5.12 - Διὰ Σιλουανοῦ ὑμῖν τοῦ πιστοῦ ἀδελφοῦ, ὡς λογίζομαι, δι᾿ ὀλίγων ἔγραψα παρακαλῶν καὶ ἐπιμαρτυρῶν ταύτην εἶναι ἀληθῆ χάριν τοῦ θεοῦ εἰς ἣν στῆτε.
    • Silas was amanuensis, which included putting the author’s thoughts into good Greek
  • appropriation of metaphors from the Jewish (OT) church, e.g. dispersion, exile, sprinkling of blood, et al.

Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics

  • On prepositions, pp. 356-363
    • εις - p.369-371
  • Review Dative of Means/Instrument, Dative of Agency, p.162-166

Lexical Aids

  • Vocabulary >= 32 occurrences

New Vocabulary

  • vs.1 - ἐκλεκτός (ἐκ, λέγω - “I speak out”) elect, chosen
  • vs.1 - παρεπίδημος (παρά (from elsewhere), ἐπί (near), δῆμος (a people) - derivatives of παροικέω and ἐπιδημέω - pilgrim, refugee
  • vs.1 - διασπορά (διά, σπείρω - “scatter abroad”) Diaspora, dispersion
  • vs.2 - πρόγνωσις (πρό, γινώσκω - “to know (or choose) before”) foreknowledge/forechoice, cf. Psalm 1.6
  • vs.2 - ὑπακοή (ὑπό, ἀκούω - “hear under” hence “submit”) obedience
  • vs.3 - εὐλογητός (εὖ, λέγω - “speak well (of)”) blessed
  • vs.3 - ἀναγεννάω (ἀνά, γεννάω – “beget again”) to beget again, cause to be born again
  • vs.4 - ἄφθαρτος (α, φθείρω - “not corrupted”) imperishable, immortal, incorruptible
  • vs.4 - ἀμίαντος (α, μιαίνω - “not stained”) undefiled
  • vs.4 - ἀμάραντος (α, μαραίνομαι - “not withered”) unfading
  • vs.7 - ἀποκάλυψις (ἀπό, καλύπτω - “from hidden”, i.e to unveil what was hidden) revelation; the Apocalypse
  • vs.8 - ἀνεκλάλητος (α, ἐκ, λάλος - “not spoken out”) unspeakable
  • vs.14 - συσχηματίζω (σύν, σχήμα - “shape with”) mold after something
  • vs.17 - ἐπικαλέω (ἐπί, καλέω) - “call upon” to call on
  • vs.17 - ἀπροσωπολήμπτως (α, προσωπον, λαμβάνω - “not receiving a face”) impartially
  • vs.18 - πατροπαράδοτος (πατήρ, παρά, δίδωμι) handed down from fathers

Scripture Memory

1 Peter 1.3 - Εὐλογητὸς ὁ θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὁ κατὰ τὸ πολὺ αὐτοῦ ἔλεος ἀναγεννήσας ἡμᾶς εἰς ἐλπίδα ζῶσαν δι᾿ ἀναστάσεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐκ νεκρῶν.


  • Complete exegetical study of 1 Timothy 4.6-16
  • Prepare for quiz on 1 Peter 1.1-21
    • vocabulary
    • questions from footnotes
    • grammatical / syntactical / exegetical questions from text, and Grammar Summary
    • English to Greek
  • All of the memory passages
  • Continue your life habit of reading Greek aloud
  • Continue taking your Greek NT to church with you, and follow along as you are able
  • Try reading the sermon text in advance each week before the Lord’s Day

The Lord's Prayer

ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑθθΑΙΟΝ 6.9-13
Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς·
    ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου·
    ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου·
    γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου, ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς·
τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον·
καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφήκαμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν·
καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ.
ὅτι σοῦ ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ δόξα εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. ἀμήν.

χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη,
Διδάσκαλος Ἀνδρέας