By Andrew Mutua Mbuvi
Temple, Exile and identification in 1 Peter will generate a clean and even perhaps a brand new realizing of the most topics of one Peter, which come with questions of id, agony, wish, holiness, and judgment. Mbuvi explores the temple imagery within the epistle of one Peter and specializes in using cultic language in constituting the hot id of the Petrine neighborhood. He contends that temple imagery in 1 Peter undergirds the whole epistle. 1 Peter at once connects the community's id with the temple by means of describing it in phrases corresponding to the temple constitution. He calls the individuals of the group "living stones", formulating a picture that has been categorised as a "Temple-Community." This challenge with the temple characterizes the recovery eschatology within the moment Temple interval with its specialise in the institution of the eschatological temple. recovery of Israel was once additionally to be characterised by means of desire for the re-gathering of the scattered of Israel, the conversion or destruction of the Gentiles, and the institution of God's common reign, all of that are mirrored within the discourse of the epistle.
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Sanders opines: In general the visionaries looked forward to the fuU restoration of Israel. Just what that meant would have varied from group to group and even from person to person, but there was a lot of common ground, and the main lines can be clearly discerned. The chief hopes were for the re-establishment of twelve tribes; for the subjugation or conversion of the Gentiles; for a new, purified, or renewed and glorious temple; and for purity and righteousness in both worship and morals ... These hopes ...
There are at least three different views as to the referent 'Damascus': 1) it is a reference to 'Babylon' -Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, 'The Essenes and Their History', RB 81 (1974) 215-44; J. A. Fitzmyer, The Dead Sea Scrolls and The New Testament after Thirty Years', TD 29 (1981) 357-8; 2) it is 'literal Damascus' - Frank Moore Cross, The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Biblical Studies (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1958) 81-2 n. 46; 3), it is the 'desert of Qumran' - Cross, Library, 81-2. 49.
Sanders, Judaism, 279-303; idem, Jesus, 81-113. 31. Knibb, 'Exile', 253-72. 32. Wright, 'Dialogue', 258-9 (emphasis original). 33. , 259. 2. 'Exile and Restoration of Israel9 17 Ben Sira (ca. 180 BCE) maintains that Israel is still under oppression, particularly those in the 8iaom)pa who are still in literal exile (Sir. 10); Tobit (2nd century BCE) pictures in chapter 13 the present state of die scattering of the Jewish people and articulates a futuristic hope of regathering that is tinged with apocalyptic expectation (Tob.
Temple, Exile and Identity in 1 Peter (Library Of New Testament Studies) by Andrew Mutua Mbuvi