Authorship and Date of 2 Peter and Jude

Relationship Between 2 Peter and Jude The authorship and date of 2 Peter and Jude are treated in one post because there is a literary relationship between the two letters. In a number of verses the epistles have remarkable parallels, especially in the Greek (Davids 136-141; Schreiner 415-417): Jude 4: “For certain men have secretly…

Commentary on 2 Peter 3

Notes (NET Translation) 3:1 Dear friends, this is already the second letter I have written you, in which I am trying to stir up your pure mind by way of reminder: 3:2 I want you to recall both the predictions foretold by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your…

Commentary on 2 Peter 2

Notes (NET Translation) 2:1 But false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves. Peter just finished speaking…

Commentary on 2 Peter 1:16-21

Notes (NET Translation) 1:16 For we did not follow cleverly concocted fables when we made known to you the power and return of our Lord Jesus Christ;  no, we were eyewitnesses of his grandeur. “We” stands for the apostles generally. Peter need not be claiming to have personally founded the churches addressed (3:1-2). His point…

Commentary on 2 Peter 1:12-15

Notes (NET Translation) 1:12 Therefore, I intend to remind you constantly of these things even though you know them and are well established in the truth that you now have. This verse points back to the entirety of 1:3-11: Christ has given believers everything necessary to lead the godly life (1:3-4); this grace serves as…

Commentary on 2 Peter 1:3-11

Notes (NET Translation) 1:3 I can pray this because his divine power has bestowed on us everything necessary for life and godliness through the rich knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and excellence. 1:4 Through these things he has bestowed on us his precious and most magnificent promises, so that…

Commentary on 2 Peter 1:1-2

Notes (NET Translation) 1:1 From Simeon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, have been granted a faith just as precious as ours. The author identifies himself as Jesus’ famous disciple Simon Peter (Symeon Petros). He is both a slave (doulos)…