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In Skriflig (Online) vol.44 n.1 Cape Town Jan. 2010

 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

 

Die eskatologie van 1 Petrus: Hoop en vindikasie vir tydelike en permanente uitlanders

 

The eschatology of 1 Peter: Hope and vindication for visiting and resident strangers

 

 

Fika Janse van Rensburg

Skool vir Bybelwetenskappe & Antieke Tale, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, POTCHEFSTROOM. E-pos: fika.jansevanrensburg@nwu.ac.za

 

 


OPSOMMING

Die geadresseerdes van 1 Petrus het in 'n onvriendelike omgewing geleef. Hulle was uitlanders, moontlik nie net oor hulle Christelike geloof nie, maar hoofsaaklik omdat hulle nie burgers was van die gebiede waar hulle gewoon het nie. Hulle status as uitlanders het aansienlik bygedra tot hulle unieke situasie, en dit is die konteks waarbinne die eskatalogie van 1 Petrus gekonstrueer word. Hierdie artikel bied 'n werksdefinisie van eskatologie. Daarna word die lewensomstandighede van die geadresseerdes gekonstrueer. Die eskatologiese uitsprake word geïdentifiseer en gekategoriseer en die argument van 1 Petrus word kortliks gekonstrueer. Die eskatologiese uitsprake word vervolgens geïnterpreteer en laastens word 'n gevolgtrekking oor die eskatologie van 1 Petrus gemaak.

Kernbegrippe: 1 Petrus, diskriminasie, eskatologie, vergelding, vindikasie, vreemdelingskap


ABSTRACT

The addressees of 1 Peter were living in an unfriendly environment. They were aliens and strangers, probably not only because of their Christian faith, but mainly because they were not citizens of the areas they lived in. Their alien status contributed considerably to their special situation, and this is the context within which the eschatology of 1 Peter is constructed. This article presents a working definition of eschatology. Then it constructs the life situation of the addressees. The eschato-logical utterances are identified and categorised, and the argument of 1 Peter is briefly constructed. The eschatological utterances are then interpreted. Finally the eschatology of 1 Peter is concluded and summarised.

Key concepts: 1 Peter, alienity, discrimination, eschatology, retaliation, vindication


 

 

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