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THE SECOND LETTER OF PETER

2 PETER

 

Overview:

This letter is named after its author, who composed this letter for the general benefit of Christians (1:2). It may be studied in five parts:

(1) Introductory Greeting (1:1-2),
(2) Grace as a Foundation for Godliness (1:3-11),
(3) A Reminder from Peter (1:12-21),
(4) Dealing with False Teachers (2:21-22), and
(5) The Coming Day of the Lord (3:1-18).

Authorship:

Christian tradition affirms this letter's claims that it was authored by Simon Peter, who identifies himself as a “servant and apostle of Jesus, the Messiah” (1:1), and who also claims (in 3:1) that this letter is the second one he has written to his readers.

Composition Date:

No scholarly consensus exists as to the composition date of this work, but conservative scholars generally hold that it was sometime during the mid-60's AD. Internal evidence seems to indicate that persecution was a localized phenomenon rather than an empire-wide policy, which tends to suggest that this work was completed and in general circulation well before systematic persecution began in the 60's AD.

Messianic Theme:

The Revelation of the Messiah

 

Introduction to the book of 2 Peter taken from the Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.0., Build 2014.01.13.
Copyright © 1996-2014 by the ISV Foundation. Used by permission of Davidson Press, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERNATIONALLY.

 



 

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SOS | ISA | JER | LAM | EZE | DAN | HOS | JOE | AMO | OBA | JON | MIC | NAH | HAB | ZEP | ZEC | MAL | N.T. | MAT | MAR | LUK | JOH
ACT | ROM | 1CO | 2CO | GAL | EPH | PHI | COL | 1TH | 2TH |1TI | 2TI | TIT | PHL | HEB | JAM | 1PE | 2PE | 1JO | 2JO | 3JO | JUD | REV
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For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword... Hebrews 4:12 (ISV)
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