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Peter H. Davids is professor of biblical theology at St. Stephen’s University, St. Stephen, New Brunswick. He is also the coeditor of Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments.

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  • Series: The Pillar New Testament Commentary
  • Hardcover: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (September 19, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802837263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802837264
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Robinson on July 30, 2015
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Davids begins the commentary with an introduction to both books. Then Davids starts with Jude. He reasons that since 2 Peter uses Jude, 2 Peter will be looked at after Jude. Jude has his own arguments and perspectives, while 2 Peter digests it and uses it for his own purposes.
Davids looks at how 2 Peter differs from 1 Peter’s background, audience, and grammer/syntax, though concluding that the differences don’t mean different authors.

Davids’ doesn’t give a definite stance on authorship of either book, but he falls closer to authentic authorship rather than pseudonymous (though I think he should have been more definite given 2 Pet 1.17-19).

The Purpose of the letters are “to motivate. It is a….need to exhort…to ‘contend for the faith’” (44) and to be on their guard so as not to be carried away by the error of lawlessness (2 Pet 3.17). There is a serious struggle and it is the readers’ faith that is to be kept safe from the interlopers, whether they have ‘slipped in’ (Jude) or are ‘among the people’ (2 Peter 2).

Davids deals with both authors’ use of secondary (apocryphal and Second Temple)literature, saying that “[Jude] did consider it [1 Enoch] authoritative, a true word from God. We cannot tell whether he ranked it alongside other prophetic books such as Isaiah and Jeremiah” (76), and “for the most part canonical consciousness came later than the time of Jude” (76). He brings in some excellent application, and at one point asks if Peter would think the false teachers had won if he saw the lifestyles of many churchgoers. He is very able in showing the flow of the argument.
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By Vitaliy Yasinsky on August 9, 2015
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ljs on May 13, 2015
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Book as advertised. Prompt shipment.
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0 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Julius K. Magee II on January 29, 2014
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Here is another commentary that is completing my set. You must get the whole set if you want to enjoy Pillar!
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