John Piper continues his extensive series of videos modeling observation and interpretation of the Bible. In a recent episode, he began to address the opening verses to 1 Peter.
Piper shows a few things very well:
- How to learn about the letter’s author from the letter itself.
- How to learn about the letter’s audience from the letter itself.
It can be helpful to use resources outside the text (such as book introductions in study Bibles) to learn the historical background. But it’s even better to look within the text itself.