Canonical acceptance

Acceptance of 2 Peter into the New Testament canon did not occur without some difficulty.  Origen (185–254 CE) was the first to doubt the authorship of Peter.  Eusebius (275–339 CE) professed his own doubts and is the earliest direct testimony.  However, he stated that the majority supported this work as a canonical text.  By the time of Jerome (346–420 CE) it had been mostly accepted as canonical.  The Peshitta, the standard version of the Bible for churches in the Syriac tradition, does not contain the Second Epistle of Peter and thus rejects its canonical status.  However, they are the exception.  The Protestant Reformers of the sixteenth century accepted the canonicity of 2 Peter.  Do you doubt that this book belongs to the canon of the New Testament?

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