Date: 60-65 C.E. (If authentic), 80-90 C.E. (If anonymous)

The first letter of Peter, traditionally considered written by the Apostle Simon Peter, was written to affirm the dignity of Christian identity along with advocating for appropriate behavior by believers who are living in non-believing communities, along with proper behavior in the face of hostility. Scholarship generally affirms that this letter was written anonymously by a later disciple of Peter carrying on his heritage.