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Bibil Identifier bibil:212873
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Genre of 2 Peter
Title (English, ) A Comparison with Jewish and Early Christian Testaments
Author Mathews, Mark D.
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 21, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 51-64 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Commentators frequently default to the thesis that 2 Peter belongs to the testament genre and would have been readily received as a pseudepigraphical writing by the early church. It is also argued that later frames of the NT canon would not have recognized the Jewish nature of the convention and thus, after much debate, received it as genuine. This essay compares the so-called testamentary features of 2 Peter with Jewish and early Christian testaments and demonstrates that it is unlikely that either of these positions is sustainable.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Catholic Epistles : Epistles of Peter : 2 Peter
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Canon
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Pseudepigraphy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Patriarchs : Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Job : Testament of Job
Pericopes 1 Enoch (Ethiopic Apocalypse) 91-108
2 Baruch 78-87
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