Another debate centers around the linguistic complexity and the relationship of 2 Peter to 1 Peter. 38.6 % of the words are common to 1 Peter and 2 Peter. 61.4% are peculiar to 2 Peter. As for 1 Peter, 28.4% are common to both 1 and 2 Peter, while 71.6% are peculiar to 1 Peter. However, pure statistical analysis is a weak way of showing literary relationship. In both content and style, 2 Peter is very different from 1 Peter. The Greek style of 2 Peter is at times pretentiously elaborate, contrary to the style of the first epistle. Its author was more familiar with various literary conventions, writing in a somewhat elevated Greek style, more like “Asiatic Greek”. How do we explain these differences? One way is simple. There were two different people writing these letters. Others hold that 2 Peter is a “testament” genre. Another obvious answer might be that Peter used two different secretaries to write these two letters. These documents may be the product of a single author using two different writers. Are your letters all written in the same style?