Die Woord as maatstaf: die implikasie van Godspraak in 1 Petrus 4:11

Benno Alexander Zuiddam


The Word as norm, the implication of oracle in 1
Peter 4:11

In 1 Peter the author uses the rare oracular
word λόγια followed by the added θεοῦ to refer to the collective oracles of God, his
revealed words. For all practical purposes: sacred Scripture. He suggests that these
divine oracles should set the standard for all Christian speech and proclamation.
The seriousness of these words is reinforced by an eschatological setting that
emphasizes God as the final judge of a temporal world that is drawing to its close.
The revelatory character that is inherent to λόγια and its divine origin is
reinforced by θεοῦ. In the mind of 1 Peter it is the reality of revelation from
above that Christians draw from and against which all human speech and proclamation
should be measured, particularly in the Church.


Orakel; Bybel; 1 Petrus; Bybelvertaling; openbaring; Oracle; Biblical authority; 1Peter; Bible translation; divine revelation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5952/55-1-2-537


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