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Second Epistle of Peter

The Second Epistle of Peter is a book of the Bible New Testament, written by Peter.

It appears to have been written shortly before the apostle's death (1:14). This epistle contains eleven references to the Old Testament. It also contains (3:15, 16) a remarkable reference to Paul's epistles. Some think this reference is to 1 Thess. 4:13-5:11.

Some have questioned whether Peter was the author, because the linguistic style is simpler than the First Epistle of Peter. Many scholars believe this is because Peter had assistance in writing the first epistle from Barnabas, and therefore the second epistle is actually Peter's own unaided writing.

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