Summary of 2 Peter

Date: 120-130 C.E.

Description: The second letter of Peter is written to a general audience of believers in the eastern Mediterranean area. The letter contains condemnation of false teachers, exhortations to progress in virtue, and discusses the delay of the second coming of Jesus. The letter is notable for its apparent dependency on the letter of Jude as it shares much of its content. Scholarship is nearly unanimous that this is an anonymous letter, not written by Peter, and that it is chronologically the last written book of the New Testament.

Brown, Raymond E. An Introduction to the New Testament, Doubleday, 1997


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