1 Peter 5:12-14
Silvanus is another name for Silas. He, most likely, wrote the letter as Peter dictated the words to him. Babylon could be a veiled reference to Rome. Babylon is usually a symbol for evil. The church lived in an evil world, but remained faithful to God. Mark refers to John Mark, a dear friend of Peter. He penned the second gospel in our New Testament. Kissing was a form of greeting in the first century. Be careful if you attempt to use this greeting with everyone you meet.
Posted on Sat, November 23, 2013
by First Baptist Church Lewisville