Internal evidence

The internal debate focuses more on style, ideology, and relationship to the other works.  The internal arguments against the authenticity of 2 Peter have gained significant popularity since the 1980s.  The historical Peter probably could not write any works because he was “unlettered” as mentioned in Acts 4:13 or a fisherman from Capernaum, a comparatively small and probably monolingual town, in a time and province where there was little literacy.  Thus, the background of Peter would make it improbable that he could write a Greek letter.  Paul, on the other hand, was a Pharisaic scholar.  Peter was characterized as a speaker and not a writer.  How much education do you need to write a letter in another language other than your native language?

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