The Hebraic Map in Scripture
Throughout 1 Peter 1, elements of the Hebraic map and tradition are evident. Lesson 2 discusses how Jesus and His disciples described faith as being a path that led to the Kingdom of God. The theme of enduring suffering to reach a worthwhile end is presented in 1 Peter 1:5 where the author discusses “a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time” (HCSB, 2011, 1 Pet. 1:5). This verse is also consistent with the Hebraic view of history where things are described in terms of time and space along with having a beginning, middle, and end. The Hebraic map understands humans to be beings that exist as both body and spirit allowing for interactions with God. In 1 Peter 1:11, the author discusses “the Spirit of Christ within them” and later describes the Holy Spirit interacting with those who preached the Gospel (HCSB, 2011, 1 Pet. 1:11-12). After learning about the Hebraic map, I noticed how this passage places believers as active members in a story that began with Jesus before the creation of the world and will conclude with Jesus when He returns. This offers a glimpse into the intentionality and wisdom God has in His relationship with humanity and design for the universe.