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The second New Testament letter of the Apostle Peter.

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Is this the same place referred in these Scriptures? If so, what is its significance?

Exodus 19:20 :- “Then the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.” Matthew 17:1:- “Now after six days ...
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"God our savior, who desires all people to be saved" Is the Greek clear on whether this desire is God's, the Savior's, or they are one unit?

1 Timothy 2:3–4 says: "This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" τοῦτο καλὸν καὶ ...
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What is the entrance into the kingdom of heaven?

2 Peter 1:10-11 NASB “Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; for in this ...
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Have there been any arguments to say 2nd Peter 3:16 is NOT calling Paul’s letters scripture?

Many people appeal to 2nd Peter 3:16 as demonstration that Peter believed Paul’s letters to be scripture. However, is there any alternative interpretations offered as to what it means when Peter says “...
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Does 2nd Peter have extant manuscripts that are a combination of Greek and Aramaic?

I heard from somewhere (I cannot recall) that the extant manuscripts of 2nd Peter were written in a combination of Aramaic and Greek, is there any evidence for this? Example: (1 particular manuscript ...
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Haven't Evil Angels already been judged?

2Pe 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; The context of 2 Peter 2:1-3 suggests that ...
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What does 2 Peter 3:9 mean?

The verse states the following: ‘The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should ...
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How does Revelation 2:28 relate to Revelation 22:16 and 2 Peter 1:19

As quoted by Jesus: And I will give him the morning star. -Revelation 2:28 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of ...
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Is there any statistical research on how many scholars believe certain New Testament books are fraudulent?

In an article on the Authorship of the Petrine epistles in Wikipedia a comment is made: The great majority of scholars agree that Peter has not written this letter. For example, textual critic Daniel ...
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2 Peter 3:3 - "last days"

2 Peter 3:1-4 1This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2that you should remember the predictions of the ...
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Why does 2 Peter 2:5 refer to Noah as "the eighth"?

2 Peter 2:5 (Mounce Reverse Interlinear New Testament) : and if he did not spare the ancient world (but preserved Noah, the eighth, a herald of righteousness) when he brought the deluge on an ungodly ...
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From what were the people of the old world not spared in 2 Peter 2:4-6?

[2Pe 2:4-6 YLT] 4 For if God messengers who sinned did not spare, but with chains of thick gloom, having cast [them] down to Tartarus, did deliver [them] to judgment, having been reserved, 5 and the ...
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Comparing the words "beginning" and God's "word" in 2 Peter 3:4-5 with John 1:1-3

2 Peter 3:4-5 ASV and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they ...
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Textual variants of “day of eternity” and exegesis of it (2 Peter 3:18)

Q: What is the definition of “day of eternity”? And do enough manuscripts support evidence for its inclusion? “but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the ...
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What is the meaning of "swift destruction" in 2 Peter 2:1

2 Peter 2:1 NASB But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who ...
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What is the correct rendering of “reserve the unjust under punishment”? 2 Peter 2:9

We read: “then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,” ‭‭II Peter‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭NKJV‬ “– if so, then the Lord knows ...
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2 Peter 1:5 “what type of knowledge?”

What type of knowledge is Peter asserting we attain? “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,” ‭‭II Peter‬ ‭1:5‬ Peter never says to add ...
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How should Jesus' former existence (before Abraham) be classified? [closed]

Jesus said 'Before Abraham was I am', John 8:58, immediately after which his hearers took up stones to cast at him, since they clearly regarded this as a blasphemy for only Deity could speak such a ...
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Does the "water" in 2 Peter 3:5 refer to a material cause?

2 Peter 3:5 - "...and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God" (ESV) Does this verse's text give us any ideas on how to properly interpret this? I have been ...
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Have we already escaped the corruption that is in the world?

2Pe 1:4 BSB Through these He has given us His precious and magnificent promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, now that you have escaped the corruption in the ...
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What sort of "master" is mentioned in 2 Peter 2:1?

"But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing ...
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Are evil spirits chained or not?

According to 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6, they are: 4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; [...
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Is 2 Peter 2:4 talking about demons?

2 Peter 2:4 (ESV): For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; Are the angels that sinned ...
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Why was the Devil/Satan not chained and kept in darkness like the other fallen angels mentioned in Jude 1:6 and 2 Peter 2:4?

We are told that after Satan/devil and his angels had been cast down onto the earth he went to fight against the woman and later her offspring. This seems to point to a being that was free to do as he ...
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He has called us "by" or "to" his own glory in 2 Peter 1:3?

"His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness". 2 Peter 1:3 NIV "...who called us to his ...
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What specific set of manuscripts did Peter mean by "prophetic word" and "Scripture" in 2 Peter 1:19-21?

2 Peter 1:19-21 (ESV): 19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning ...
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What does "whereby" in 2 Peter 1:4 refer to?

"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." (...
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Are all followers of Christ guaranteed to achieve complete sanctification or not? 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 vs. 2 Peter 2:20-22

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (ESV): 23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He ...
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Is there any interpretative room for considering the prophetic predictions of 2 Peter 3:3-13 as already fulfilled?

2 Peter 3:3-13 (ESV): 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? ...
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Can a person lose their salvation according to 2 Peter 2:20-22?

2 Peter 2:20-22 (ESV): 20 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end ...
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Simon Peter vs. Simeon Peter - is there significance/context to using one vs. the other

Peter is regularly referred to as "Simon Peter". But in two places in the New Testament he is called "Simeon Peter". At the Jerusalem conference in Acts 15: 13 and after they are ...
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What promises does Peter refer to in 2 Peter 1:4?

2 Peter 1:3-4 (ESV): 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has ...
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Authorship of 2 Peter - evidence against Peter

2 Peter claims to be written by the apostle Peter: Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and ...
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Authorship of 2 Peter - evidence in favor of Peter

2 Peter claims to be written by the apostle Peter: Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and ...
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Railing accusation(s)?

1 Peter 3:9:  Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 2 Peter 2:11: Whereas angels, ...
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In 2 Peter 2:4, when did the angels sin?

“For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;” ‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭ This is referencing a ...
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2 Pet. 3:16- "concerning these things (περὶ τούτων)" -does Peter allude Paul's eschatology or soteriology the ignorants twist to own destruction?

Text: 2 Peter 3: 8 -17 (NET) 8 Now, dear friends, do not let this one thing escape your notice, that a single day is like a thousand years with the Lord and a thousand years are like a single day. 9 ...
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Does God want everyone to be saved or not?

2 Peter 3:9 (ESV) says: 9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. ...
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How does the indicative mood affect the meaning of 2 Pet. 1:10–11?

Preface I would like to preface this by saying that this can be a sensitive passage, and I do not want anyone to touch on where it be for or against certain theological inclinations (such as eternal/...
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2 Peter 1:10 - "be all the diligent to confirm your calling and election.." - What does it mean and why?

Text: 2 Peter 1:10 (ESV) - Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.
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What is the meaning of longsuffering in 2 Peter 3:9?

New King James Version 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come ...
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What does it mean to "hasten the coming of the day of God" in 2 Peter 3:11-12?

According to 2 Peter 3:11-12: Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the ...
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Galatians 4:8, does this verse mean -by concept of dissent- that there are those who are by nature gods?

Galatians 4:8 (DRB): But then indeed, not knowing God, you served them, who, by nature, are not gods. The question is so simple: By the concept of dissent, does this verse mean that there are ...
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2 Peter 2:4, is there a punishment, torture or torment before judgement?

In 2 Peter 2:4 (ASV): For if God spared not angels when they sinned, but cast them down to hell, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 2 Peter 2:4 (NHEB): but ...
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What does 'wrest' the scriptures mean, 2 Peter 3:16?

In 2 Peter 3:16, the apostle Peter says : As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable ...
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Is the article in 2 Peter 1:2 (του θεου) anaphoric to θεός in 1:1? If not, what grammar denies it?

Is the article in 2 Peter 1:2 (του θεου) anaphoric to θεός in 1:1? If not, what grammar denies it? Note: Keep in mind and address that Wallace says "Most individualizing articles will be ...
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What does it mean "All Scripture is God-breathed"?

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. To me the sentence is difficult to find the chronological order, ...
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What are the "elements" in "the elements will melt with fervent heat"? NKJV. 2 Peter 3:10

Here are 3 possibilities: c.2000 years ago in Greek culture the elements were fire, earth, water, metal and wood. To the modern scientific mind, as when the N.K.J.V. was written, elements may ...
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Is there reason to believe that 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 6 actually happened?

For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 2 Peter 2:4 And the angels which kept not their ...
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What is the origin of 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6?

2 Peter 2:4 KJV — For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; Jude 1:6 KJV — And the angels ...
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