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Die unieke nuansering van die dag van die Here in 2 Petrus en die eskatologiese gerigtheid van die dokument1

Gert Malan
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 56, No 1 | a1711 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v56i1.1711 | © 2000 Gert Malan | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 December 2000 | Published: 14 December 2000

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Gert Malan, Departement Nuwe-Testamentiese Wetenskap, Universiteit van Pretoia, South Africa

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Eschatology and "the day of the Lord" in 2 Peter. The aim of this study is to show the eschatological focus of 2 Peter, which is of primary importance for understanding the contents of the document. Specifically, the unique understanding of the day of the Lord enhances the eschatological focus of the author. By discussing the issues of the possible opponents of the author, the literary form, as well as authorship, the document is placed in a specific historical phase within the development of eschatological thought within the church, namely a time of scepticism about the delay of the parousia and consequent ethical decay.


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