2 Peter

Headline for Best Bible Commentaries on 2 Peter

2 Peter is the twenty-second book of the New Testament. Authorship is traditionally attributed to the Apostle Peter. Authorship is traditionally attributed to the Apostle Peter. The letter is addressed to believers in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. Peter writes this letter to warn against false teachers and emphasizes Christians growing in their faith. Commentaries on 2 Peter often address the authorship of the book, which is disputed, the precise nature of the false teachings, and the end times.

2 Peter, Jude (NIVAC) by Douglas J. Moo

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on 2 Peter
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "solid exegesis and theology, with application for today"
  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on 2 Peter, "Moo is an outstanding New Testament scholar. This work should prove especially helpful to pastors."

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Jude-2 Peter (WBC) by Richard Bauckham

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  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on 2 Timothy
  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on 2 Peter
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "a technical but enormously useful commentary - the best on 2 Peter and Jude"
  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on 2 Peter, "Many rank Bauckham’s work as the best commentary on these two biblical books. Unfortunately (and without sufficient reason) Bauckham concludes that Peter was not the author of 2 Peter."

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
1, 2 Peter, Jude (NAC) by Thomas Schreiner

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on 2 Peter
  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on 1 Peter, "Thomas Schreiner’s work is always worth consulting. He has written some very good works on New Testament theology,and his strengths in this area shine through in this commentary. Very helpful."

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Jude and 2 Peter (BECNT) by Gene L. Green

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on 2 Peter
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "an interpretation of the Greek text"
  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on 2 Peter, "If you are able to have only one commentary on 2 Peter and Jude, this recent commentary by Gene Green should be at the top of your wish list."

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
  • Scholars/professors teaching advanced courses
The Letters of 2 Peter and Jude (PNTC) by Peter H. Davids

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  • Craig Blomberg, etal: a "priority" commentary on 2 Peter
  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "exposition of the English text"
  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on 2 Peter, "Until the publication of Gene Green’s commentary, this volume by Peter Davids was the best commentary on these two neglected books."

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1–2 Peter and Jude (Preaching the Word) by David R. Helm

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1-2 Peter (SAEC) by R.C. Sproul

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The Message of 2 Peter & Jude (BST) by Dick Lucas and Christopher Green

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2 Peter and Jude (TNTC) by Michael Green

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "a good commentary for the busy pastor"

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1 & 2 Peter & Jude (FB) by Paul Gardner

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The Epistles of Peter and of Jude (BNTC) by J.N.D. Kelly

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  • Tom Schreiner: recommended: "a very helpful and clear exposition"

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James, 1 & 2 Peter, and Jude (Teach the Text) by Jim Samra

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2 Peter and Jude (MNTCS) by John MacArthur

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1 & 2 Peter and Jude (Belief) by Catherine Gunsalus Gonzalez

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2 Peter and Jude (THNTC) by Ruth Anne Reese

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1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude (WBC) by David A. Case and David H. Holdren

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