2 Peter, Genre, Testament, Pseudepigrapha
The authorship of 2 Peter is one of the most disputed areas of NT studies. There are many facets to this issue. This paper will address the contention by many scholars that 2 Peter is testamentary in nature and is therefore pseudepigraphal. The various testamentary genres will be analyzed for characteristics, and then those characteristics will be compared to 2 Peter to determine whether 2 Peter is testamentary in nature and the likelihood that it is pseudepigraphal. The conclusion of this study is 2 Peter does not meet the characteristics of any testamentary genre and that it is in fact quite possibly and decretal form of letter as argued by Danker.
Thomas, Joel. 2022. "An Evaluation of 2 Peter as a Testament." Eleutheria 6, (1). https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/eleu/vol6/iss1/10