A 2 Peter Bibliography -- By: John Snyder

Journal: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Volume: JETS 22:3 (Sep 1979)
Article: A 2 Peter Bibliography
Author: John Snyder


A 2 Peter Bibliography

John Snyder*

Apart from the literary twin of 2 Peter—the letter of Jude—the epistle in our canon that historically has been attributed to the apostle Peter has received probably the least scholarly attention in the twentieth century, if one compares the literary output dedicated specifically to the exposition of the epistle with the frequency of its citation in support of various NT theories. This is understandable in view of the position that the document held in the canon at the opening of this century—namely, its assumed second-century pseudepigraphic origin, its alleged inferiority to 1 Peter, and—perhaps most of all—its easy accommodation to the increasingly popular Naherwartung theory of NT development, so axiomatic for mid-twentieth-century Biblical theology.

Neglect spawns neglect, and it is certain that one of the main reasons why studies in 2 Peter stagnated is the lack of readily available published material on the epistle. Under normal research procedures one would be fortunate to discover more than a dozen articles written within the last fifty years. It is hoped that the following collection of articles, special studies and dissertations (minus commentaries) will help to stimulate a more aggressive and creative study of this still valuable letter.

Abbott, E. A. “The Second Epistle of St. Peter,” The Expositor 2/3 (1882) 49-63, 139–153, 204–219.

—. Contrast: or a prophet and a forger, 1903.

von Allmen, D. “L’apocalyptique juive et le retard de la parousie en II Pierre 3:1-13,” RTP 99/4 (1966) 255-274.

Barnard, L. W. “The Judgment in II Peter iii,” Exp Tim 68 (1958) 302.

Beker, J. C. “Second Letter of Peter,” IDB, 3. 767–771.

Benoit, P. Vivre et Penser (1941) 136 n. 2.

Blakely, W. A. Manuscript Relationships as Indicated by the Epistles of Jude and II Peter (unpublished diss., Emory University, 1964).

Boehmer, J. “Tag und Morgenstern? zu II Petr. 1.19,” ZNW 22 (1923) 228-233.

Boismard, M. E. “II Petr. ii, 18,” RB 64 (1957) 401.

—. “Epitres catholiques,” RB 61/2 (1963) 304.

Boobyer, G. H. “The Indebtedness of 2 Peter to I Peter,” in New Testament Essays: Studies in Memory of T. W. Manson (ed. A. J. B. Higgins; Manchester, 1959) 34-53.

Bornhäuser, K. “Vom Morgenstern,” Monatsschrift für Pastoraltheologie (1922) 147-148.

Chaine, J. “Cosmogonie aquatiqu...

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