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The letters of 2 Peter and Jude / Peter H. Davids.

Davids, Peter H. (Author).
Book Book (©2006.)
Description: xxxii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2006.
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Gordon College. (Show all copies)
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Gordon College Stack Level 1 BS 2795.53 .D38 2006 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 0802837263
  • ISBN: 9780802837264
  • ISBN: 1844741516
  • ISBN: 9781844741519
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages xxi-xxxii) and indexes.
Contents: Introduction to Jude -- Introduction -- Authorship -- Place and date -- Addressees -- Language and structure -- Theology -- Commentary on Jude -- Letter opening: salutation (vv. 1-2) -- Letter body (vv. 3-23) -- Body opening: thematic statement (exordium/narratio)(vv. 3-4) -- Body proper: proof for the thematic statement (vv. 5-16) -- First proof (vv. 5-7 and 8-10) -- Second proof (vv. 11-13) -- Third proof (vv. 14-16) -- Body closing (vv. 17-23) -- Final prophecy (vv. 17-19) -- Closing exhortation (vv. 20-23) -- Letter closing: doxology (vv. 24-25) -- Introduction to 2 Peter -- Introduction -- Authorship -- Date, language, and style -- Recipients and opponents -- Jude and 2 Peter -- Literary form -- Theology -- God -- Jesus -- The Holy Spirit -- The human condition -- Deliverance -- Eschatology -- Scripture -- Commentary on 2 Peter -- Salutation (1:1-2) -- Letter opening (1:3-15) -- Opening sermon (1:3-11) -- Historical introduction: the divine benefaction (1:3-4) -- Call to virtue (1:5-11) -- Purpose statement (1:12-15) -- Letter body (1:16-3:16) -- The implications of the transfiguration (1:16-21) -- Condemnation of the false teachers (2:1-22) -- Introduction to the false teachers (2:1-3) -- Argument for the judgment of the false teachers (2:4-22) -- Excursus on Balaam in Rabbinic literature -- Conclusions about the day of the lord (3:1-13) -- Body closing: final judgment (3:14-16) -- Letter closing (3:17-18).
Summary: Filling a notable gap in scholarship on 2 Peter and Jude, Peter Davids artfully unpacks these two neglected but fascinating epistles that deal with the confrontation between the Greco-Roman world and the burgeoning first-century Jesus communities. Davids firmly grasps the overall structure of these oft-maligned epistles and presents a strong case for 2 Peter and Jude as coherent, consistent documents. Marked by exceptional exegesis, sharp, independent judgments, a singular combination of rhetorical and narrative analysis, and timely application to the concerns of the local church, Davidss work not only connects with the latest scholarship but also transforms scholarly insights into helpful conclusions benefiting all believers.

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Davids, Peter H. "The letters of 2 Peter and Jude." Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2006.

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