James rosscup gives biggs commentary on 1 peter high marks and he also recommends 2peter but no additional comments. There are striking similarities between the two books. Now, no other writer of the new testament has quoted from the new testament. The author of ii peter knew the epistle of jude, i peter, the synoptic account of the transfiguration, the johannine appendix wherein christ predicts the martyrdom of peter, and a collection of pauline letters. Peter sends a greeting of peace to the christians at the end of his letter. The parousia, the second coming of jesus, is a prominent theme in second peter, the word occurring in 1. Second peter is the apostle peter s last reminder to the church. The second epistle of peter is a book of the new testament of the bible, traditionally ascribed to saint peter, but in modern times widely regarded as pseudonymous. Its purpose was to warn against the increasing number of false teachers attacking the truth of the gospel of jesus christ. An introduction and commentary tyndale new testament commentaries green, m. A commentary on the second epistle of the apostle peter. Bauckham, jude, 2 peter word biblical commentary, notes that second peter has an even higher proportion of nt hapax legomena than jude, in fact the highest of any nt book there are fiftyseven words not found elsewhere in the nt 5. An introduction and commentary tyndale new testament commentaries. The work is exegetically reliable and stylistically adept.
The epistle of 2 peter has had a very rough passage down the centuries, says michael green in this commentary. The second epistle of peter is the 61st book in the christian bible, and the twenty second in the new testament. The second epistle of peter is a book of the new testament of the bible, traditionally ascribed to saint peter, but in modern times widely regarded as pseudonymous according to the epistle itself, it was written by the apostle peter, an eyewitness to jesus ministry. The author from one perspective, this short epistle is the most disputed book in the nt canon as to authenticity. The book of 2nd peter is a general epistle apostolic letter. Peter says, chapter 3, behold this second epistle i write toyou. Peter, the first epistle of international standard bible. Peter probably calls him my son because peter helped him to become a christian. This shows, that it was written a very short time before hismartyrdom, which was about thirtyfive years after our lords ascension. Second epistle of peter simple english wikipedia, the free. Green and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. There was no need for peter to refer again to the passion being outside of the scope of this second letter, he had given his witness and testimony as to these facts so abundantly in his first epistle. It is possible for one to not hold to petrine authorship of this epistle and still hold to its canonical value cf.
This book is believed to be a letter from peter, who was a disciple of jesus. In the first epistle it means the father in all cases but one 1 peter 2. Joel beeke said, not included in adamss works, is his magnum opus, a commentary on the second epistle general of st. Because the author betrays the redactional characteristics of both matthew and luke, it has been supposed that this author had access to a harmony. Second epistle of peter simple english wikipedia, the. This second epistle, beloved, i now write unto you. There are a number of helpful commentaries on the books of 2 peter and jude, and the following are five of. The epistles of 2 peter and jude are among the most neglected books in the bible. Most critical biblical scholars have concluded peter is not the author, considering the epistle pseudepigraphical. Among the disputed books, although they are well known and approved by many,is reputed, that called the epistle of james and jude. Kelly, a commentary on the epistles of peter and jude new york. It was deemed second class scripture by luther, rejected by erasmus, and regarded with hesitancy by calvin. The first epistle of peter, usually referred to simply as first peter and often written 1 peter, is a book of the new testament.
The inference from these facts appears legitimate, namely, 1 peter in diction and thought belongs to. The vast bulk of nt scholars adopts this second perspective without much discussion. It is beset by many difficult problems of interpretation and contains obscure and disconnected allusions to other writings. Second epistle of peter, the book of 2 peter commentary, bible study the day of the lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great force, and the elements shall be melted with heat, and the earth and everything in it shall be burnt up. Critical exegetical commentary epistles st peter st jude. Although known as 2 clement, this document is in actuality an anonymous homily of the midsecond century. An articulate evangelical commentary, upholding the petrine authorship after a careful weighing of evidence, then explaining the text carefully though concisely. Greens study of 2 peter and jude constitutes one volume in the tyndale new testament. Dec 17, 2018 james rosscup gives biggs commentary on 1 peter high marks and he also recommends 2peter but no additional comments.
The second epistle of peter arno clemens gaebelein. The second epistle of peter 3 the second epistle of peter introduction author the apostle peter, as stated in the salutation 1. Second epistle of saint peter chapter 1 he exhorts them to join all other virtues with their faith, in order to secure their salvation. Book of second peter overview insight for living ministries.
A free bible version and commentary on peters second letter in easyenglish. The key personalities are the apostles peter and paul. You can find the best commentary on 2 peterjude for you using the tools on the right side. He criticizes false teachers who distort the authentic, apostolic tradition, and predicts judgement for them. Peter may have been referring to the new testament book of mark. Second peter is thought to have been written about the year 67 a. The language of the epistle, especially in the verses which do not depend upon jude, shows several small coincidences with 1 peter and with the speeches of st. Barnett assumes and offers argument for the unity of the letter and takes the view that paul is addressing the issue of triumphalism in corinth expressed by the newly arrived.
Peter, an extensive commentary first published in 1633 and last reprinted by soli deo gloria in 1990, and happily, reprinted again now by solid ground christian books. Second epistle of peter wikimili, the free encyclopedia. Tradition holds that he was crucified around 6465 a. The following is a brief outline of the contents of this epistle. The second epistle of peter shares the same character with the other second epistles and judes epistle. Peter introduced himself at the beginning of the letter as a bondservant and apostle of jesus christ, and he addressed the letter to those. A commentary on the second epistle of the apostle peter john terheun demarest this book is a commentary on the apostle peter s second letter. The second epistle of peter is markedly different in tone and style from all of the other epistles except jude. Second peter is thought to have been written about the. The second epistle unto timotheus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the ephesians. Since peter was martyred during the reign of nero, his death must have occurred prior to a. Best commentary on 1 peter commentaries on 1 peter. These books are, therefore, extraordinarily relevant, even today. Peter was one of the 12 apostles whom jesus chose to be with him mark 3.
The second letter of peter is the third of seven catholic or universal letters of the new testament of the bible, along with the letter of james, the first letter of st. We find no good reason to reject peters authorship of 2 peter. The epithet, so often applied to christ in the second epistle, is not found in the first. However, the early church fathers found no good reason to reject it. Second peter is the third of the general epistles or catholic letters, the writings of apostles to the church at large. The writer claims to have had special revelation from the lord concerning his demise 1. The second epistle of peter, often referred to as second peter and written 2 peter or in roman numerals ii peter especially in older references, is a book.
An exposition upon the second epistle general of st. Also the second epistle of peter, andthose called the second and third of john, whether they are of some other of the same name. The second epistle of peter and the epistle of jude. Appears in 627 books from 17062008 page 310 but if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. Second peter is the swan song of peter, just as 2 timothy is the swan song of paul. Peter s theme in his second letter is a simple one. Commentaries and reference books have placed 2 peter in almost every decade from.
Peter, the second epistle of international standard bible. When false teachers begin to whisper their sweet words into the ears of immature christians, the body of christ. The second epistle of peter, often referred to as second peter and written 2 peter or in roman numerals ii peter especially in older references, is a book of the new testament of the bible, traditionally held to have been written by saint peter. Entry for peter, the second epistle of international standard bible encyclopedia one of 8 bible encyclopedias freely available, the isbe is hailed for its authoritative explanations of every significant word, person and place. A commentary on the second epistle of the apostle peter john terheun demarest this book is a commentary on the apostle peters second letter. The second epistle general of peter and the general epistle of jude tyndale new testament commentary.
The second epistle of peter is the 61st book in the christian bible, and the twentysecond in the new testament. An introduction and commentary tyndale new testament commentaries by m. The second epistle to the corinthians nicnt illuminates the historical background of the church at corinth and clarifies the meaning of pauls passionate letter both for those firstcentury christians and for today. The second epistle of peter is a brief letter of reminders for firstcentury christians. Nearly all scholars would agree with a date sometime in the second century, probably in the second quarter. This is probably the second best older study on i peter from the standpoint of the greek text. Peter wants them to continue this friendly greeting.
Find all the books, read about the author, and more. These letters are so called because they are addressed to the universal church in general, and not to a specific community such as, for example, the letter to the. Its entry into the canon was precarious in the extreme. The customary opening salutation is followed by an enumeration of christian blessings and exhortation to christian duties. Not included in adamss works, is his magnum opus, a commentary on the second epistle general of st. Second epistle of peter encyclopedia of the bible bible. And peter remembered the word of the lord, how he had said unto him. First and second peter, everymans bible commentary chicago. An introduction and commentary tyndale new testament commentaries green, michael on. An introduction and commentary tyndale new testament commentaries paperback october 1, 1987 by michael green author visit amazons michael green page. The provision of life and the revelation of truth are the antidotes used by peter in dealing with the apostasy.
The second epistle of peter is generally attributed to the apostle peter as the letter opens with salutation simon peter, a servant and apostle of jesus christ, however there are some questions concerning the authenticity of this claim. Top 5 commentaries on the books of 2 peter and jude. Peter, the second epistle of international standard. It was deemed secondclass scripture by luther, rejected by erasmus, and regarded with hesitancy by calvin. Peter urges his readers to make every effort to grow in their faith, to remember that the promises of god spoken by the prophets and apostles are trustworthy, and to beware those who teach otherwise. Therefore, peter s letter comes with the authority of god. From another, the issue of authorship is already settled, at least negatively. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. Peters authorship of 2 peter has been challenged more than that of any other book in the new testament. The author quotes from some document for the sayings of jesus. The second epistle of peter, and the epistle of jude. The author presents himself as peter the apostle, and, following catholic tradition, the epistle has been held to have been written during his time as bishop of rome or bishop of antioch, though neither title is used in the epistle.
You can find the best commentary on 1 peter for you using the tools on the right side. Second epistle of peter, the book of 2 peter commentary. Peter, the first, second, and third letters of john, and jude. According to the epistle itself, it was written by the apostle peter, an eyewitness to jesus ministry.10 1164 518 1475 137 540 1224 464 1166 318 70 25 851 1288 459 792 1369 112 610 602 955 36 422 1394 1593 602 152 1049 1292 1214 1439 468 723 281 901 636 61 1040 886 1074 369