Reflecting on 1 Peter for the Third Sunday of Easter

From First and Second Peter, Jude (Coming November 2011) by Daniel Keating, commenting on 1 Peter 1:18:

Peter asks his hearers to recall that they were ransomed in Christ. “Ransom,” or “redemption,” is drawn from the marketplace, where goods or slaves were “bought back” for a monetary price. Notably, the Old Testament often depicts God’s deliverance of Israel from the land of Egypt in terms of ransom or redemption: “I am the *Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment” (Exod 6:6, RSV).

© 2011 Daniel Keating and Baker Academic. Unauthorized use of this material without express written permission is strictly prohibited.
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