Table of contents for The letters of 2 Peter and Jude / Peter H. Davids.

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Contents
Series Preface viii
Author's Preface x
Abbreviations xii
Select Bibliography xxi
GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1
JUDE
INTRODUCTION TO JUDE 7
I. Introduction 7
II. Authorship 8
III. Place and Date 12
IV. Addressees 17
V. Language and Structure 23
VI. Theology 28
COMMENTARY ON JUDE 33
I. Letter Opening: Salutation (vv. 1-2) 33
II. Letter Body (vv. 3-23) 41
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A. Body Opening: Thematic Statement
(exordium/narratio) (vv. 3-4) 41
B. Body Proper: Proof for the Thematic Statement
(vv. 5-16) 46
1. First Proof (vv. 5-7 and 8-10) 46
2. Second Proof (vv. 11-13) 64
3. Third Proof (vv. 14-16) 75
C. Body Closing (vv. 17-23) 84
1. Final Prophecy (vv. 17-19) 84
2. Closing Exhortation (vv. 20-23) 91
III. Letter Closing: Doxology (vv. 24-25) 106
2 PETER
INTRODUCTION TO 2 PETER 121
I. Introduction 121
II. Authorship 123
III. Date, Language, and Style 130
IV. Recipients and Opponents 132
V. Jude and 2 Peter 136
VI. Literary Form 143
VII. Theology 150
A. God 150
B. Jesus 150
C. The Holy Spirit 155
D. The Human Condition 156
E. Deliverance 156
F. Eschatology 156
G. Scripture 157
COMMENTARY ON 2 PETER 159
I. Salutation (1:1-2) 159
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II. Letter Opening (1:3-15) 166
A. Opening Sermon (1:3-11) 166
1. Historical Introduction: The Divine Benefaction (1:3-4) 167
2. Call to Virtue (1:5-11) 176
B. Purpose Statement (1:12-15) 191
III. Letter Body (1:16¿3:16) 198
A. The Implications of the Transfiguration (1:16-21) 198
B. Condemnation of the False Teachers (2:1-22) 216
1. Introduction to the False Teachers (2:1-3) 216
2. Argument for the Judgment of the False Teachers (2:4-22) 224
Excursus on Balaam in Rabbinic Literature 253
C. Conclusions about the Day of the Lord (3:1-13) 257
D. Body Closing: Final Judgment (3:14-16) 293
IV. Letter Closing (3:17-18) 309
INDEXES
I. MODERN AUTHORS 000
II. SUBJECTS 000
III. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES 000
IV. EXTRABIBLICAL LITERATURE 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Bible. N.T. Peter, 2nd -- Commentaries.
Bible. N.T. Jude -- Commentaries.