2 Peter and Jude
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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- Best Expositional Commentaries by Jim Rosscup
A bit dated now, but still a good option where options are not abundant- a pastoral, non-technical commentary on 2 Peter & Jude.
A solid commentary that feels a bit old and overly pious. The intro is solidly pro-Peter as the author of the first of the books and and pro-Jude for the second. The reasons given are solid conservative, but maybe a bit contrived. The question of why 2 Peter 2 and Jude are so similar is addressed though not much is decided save that there might have been a text from which they both drew. The commentary itself feels a bit like a sermon but often has good information and sometimes quite clever comments. It is written at a level that is usually easily understandable.
4.5 Does much to show the unity of 1 and 2 Peter in the intro and commentary. Pleasantly heavy on already and not yet concepts. Full of witty, pithy, quotable statements, which I adore in any writing. Views neither letter as having priority, but a missing source, much like Q. I would have to say his commentary on 2 Peter was better than Jude. All of it was very good really, but as a reformed guy, and fan of Jude, if you botch the 'kept' concept, you've missed about 4 references out of 25 verses.