Heidegger's Bible Handbook: 2 Peter: Chapter Summary
The Author of the Epistle is Saint Peter. The error of Erasmus and Grotius concerning this noted, 1. Its Authority asserted. The reason on account of which it was not immediately acknowledged by all. Its Syriac version, when was it prepared? 2. It is inscribed to dispersed Jews, 3. The scope and argument of the Epistle. It is the swan song of Saint Peter, 4. The opinion of Grotius concerning the time of its writing is refuted. It appears to have been written in 66 AD, or in 67, a little before the death of Saint Peter, 5. There are two parts: I. An Exhortation to constancy and progress in faith and in the study of piety (2 Peter 1). II. A Prophecy concerning false teachers, impious men, and men scoffing at the coming of the Lord (2 Peter 2; 3). Interpreters of the Epistle, Ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic; and also a Synoptic Table, 6.