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The Anchor Yale Bible: 2 Peter, Jude
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The Anchor Yale Bible: 2 Peter, Jude

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Yale University Press 2008

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Overview

Jerome H. Neyrey gives us a thoroughly up-to-date and comprehensive study of two of the most obscure books of the New Testament. Written after the death of Jesus and his Apostles, the Epistles of 2 Peter and Jude offer a glimpse into the turbulent life of the early Christian communities. Neyrey’s fascinating study not only provides an entirely new translation of the two texts, but also stirring commentary that takes the reader inside groups located at the very edges of Christianity, in contact with the wider Roman world and Greek culture of the day.

Neyrey builds upon the excellent scholarship of the past, and introduces readers to the discussion factors that were rarely understood or considered in earlier times: the social, political, and economic setting in which the New Testament Epistles were written and read—the church as a community within the larger context of the vast Roman empire of the late first and early second centuries. And while these letters are often considered peripheral or marginal to the New Testament, they nevertheless reveal and interpret one of the murkier eras in the life of the church. They reflect the hard times and difficult circumstances of the faithful, beset by treacherous comrades within and malevolent enemies without. But all the while, these documents express the constancy and commitment of those who found salvation and the renewal of life in the one Lord, Jesus Christ.

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Key Features

  • Offers original translations, including alternative translations, annotations, and variants
  • Provides verse-by-verse commentary on the text
  • Presents the reader with historical background, including analysis of authorship and dating
  • Features an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary literature

Contents

  • Jude
    • Jude: Introduction
    • Letter Opening: Address and Greeting (Jude 1–2)
    • Letter Occasion: Insinuation of Deviants (Jude 3–4)
    • Crimes Judged: Three Old Testament Examples (Jude 5–7)
    • Triple Crimes and Their Judgment (Jude 8–9)
    • Triple Example of Deviants Judged (Jude 10–13)
    • Prediction of Future Judgment (Jude 14–16)
    • Comparison and Contrast: Faithless Deviants and Faithful Disciples (Jude 17–23)
    • Letter Closing: Doxology (Jude 24–25)
  • 2 Peter
    • 2 Peter: Introduction
    • Letter Opening: Address and Prayer (1:1–2)
    • Patron’s Benefaction and Clients’ Response (1:3–11)
    • Occasion of the Letter: Peter’s Farewell Address (1:12–15)
    • Reply to the First Slander: Prophecy of the Parousia Defended (1:16–18)
    • Reply to the Second Slander: Prophecy and Interpretation Defended (1:19–21)
    • The Third Slander: The Master Denied (2:1–3a)
    • Reply to the Third Slander: Divine Judgment Defended (2:3b–10a)
    • Shame on the Opponents: Beasts, Lust, and Greed (2:10b–16)
    • More Shame on the Opponents: Hypocrisy and Harm (2:17–22)
    • The Fourth Slander: God’s Powerful Word Challenged (3:1–4)
    • Reply to the Fourth Slander: Divine Word of Judgment Defended (3:5–7)
    • The Fifth Slander and Reply: Delay of Divine Judgment Defended (3:8–13)
    • Final Exhortation and Letter Closing: Stand Firm in the Tradition (3:14–18)

Product Details

  • Title: 2 Peter, Jude
  • Author: Jerome H. Neyrey
  • Series: Anchor Yale Bible (AYB)
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 300

About Jerome H. Neyrey

Jerome H. Neyrey, a Jesuit priest, is professor of New Testament at the University of Notre Dame. He received his PhD from Yale University, is a past associate editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and is currently associate editor of the Biblical Theology Bulletin.