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Bibil Identifier bibil:212988
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Elders as Leaders in 1 Peter and the Early Church
Author Elliott, John H.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 64, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 681-695 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Addressing a hostile situation that called for courageous and exemplary leaders, the letter of 1 Peter employed in 5:1-5 a cluster of vocabulary and images (elders, verseers/exercise oversight, shepherds, flock) representing a growing coalescence of terms for leaders and their functions in the early Jesus movement. As one of the earliest witnesses to this constellation and its symbolization of community leaders as elders-pastors-overseers, the text of 1 Peter 5:1-5a deserves more attention than it has hitherto been accorded in the study of early Christian ministry and church order.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Elders (Presbyteroi)
Pericopes 1 Peter 5,1-5,5
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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