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When was the Book of 2 Peter written?
Date of Writing: The Book of 2 Peter was written toward the end of Peter鈥檚 life. Since Peter was martyred in Rome during the reign of Nero, his death must have occurred prior to A.D. 68. He very likely wrote 2 Peter between A.D. 65 and 68.
Did an unknown Christian write 1 Peter?
Contemporary scholarship has called into question Peter鈥檚 authorship of 1 Peter, suggesting that an unknown Christian wrote in Peter鈥檚 name in the late first- or the early second-century AD. Some scholars even hypothesize the existence of a 鈥淧etrine circle,鈥?out of which came 1 and 2 Peter.
Is 2 Peter 3 the second letter to you?
In 2 Peter 3:1, the author reflected that this is 鈥渢he second letter I am writing to you.鈥?Where are we? Peter wrote this letter from Rome soon after he wrote 1 Peter in AD 64鈥?6.
Did Peter use two different amanuenses?
Jerome accepted the epistle, but he noted the stylistic differences between 1 and 2 Peter, but he believed that Peter probably used two different amanuenses (literary or artistic assistants 鈥?more on this below). The Muratorian Canon (written around the year 180) does not list 2 Peter, but it also doesn鈥檛 list 1 Peter, James, and Hebrews either.