In 1 Pet 3:6, Sarah's conduct exemplifies willing, Christ-like, vicarious suffering, while Abraham exemplifies a husband disobedient to the Word. This thesis is developed by a close exegetical study of the literary context (1 Peter) in light of its ancient Greco-Roman historical contexts and by finding the appropriate OT context (Gen 12:11–20). The findings are compared with some contemporary feminist concerns.

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