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This volume is based on the Radboud Prestige Lectures delivered by Jörg Frey in Nijmegen in 2016. The Radboud Prestige Lectures provide a forum for cutting-edge research in New Testament and Early Christian Literature. The lectures are published by Brill Academic Publishers along with responses by scholars from all over the world. This unique format allows for in-depth discussion among leading scholarly voices.

Previous publications based on Radboud Prestige Lectures include:

  • Alan Culpepper—Creation Stories in Dialogue: The Bible, Science, and Folk Traditions (edited by Alan Culpepper and Jan van der Watt), Leiden: Brill, 2015.
  • Pieter W. van der Horst—Saxa judaica loquuntur: Lessons from Early Jewish Inscriptions, Leiden: Brill, 2014.
  • Michael Wolter—The Quest for the Real Jesus (edited by Jan van der Watt), Leiden: Brill, 2013.

For more information about the Radboud Prestige Lectures, please visit

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: Frey, Jörg, editor.

Title: 2 Peter and the Apocalypse of Peter : towards a new perspective : Radboud prestige lectures by Jörg Frey / edited by Jörg Frey, Matthijs den Dulk, Jan G. van der Watt.

Other titles: Second Peter and the Apocalypse of Peter

Description: Boston : Brill, 2019. | Series: Biblical interpretation series, ISSN 0928-0731 ; volume 174 | “This volume is based on the Radboud prestige lectures delivered by Jörg Frey in Nijmegen in 2016”—ECIP t.p. verso. | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2019010445 (print) | LCCN 2019016952 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004399549 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004390249 (hardback : alk. paper)

Subjects: LCSH: Bible. Peter, 2nd—Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Apocalypse of Peter (Greek-Ethiopic version)—Criticism, interpretation, etc.

Classification: LCC BS2795.52 (ebook) | LCC BS2795.52. A13 2019 (print) | DDC 227/.9306—dc23

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