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Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft

Ed. by Konradt, Matthias

Together with Backhaus, Knut / Doering, Lutz / Herzer, Jens / Lampe, Peter / Lieu, Judith / Rowe, C. Kavin

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Volume 99, Issue 1


“They Promise Them Freedom”. Once again, the ψευδοδιδάσκλοι in 2 Peter

Thomas Scott Caulley
Published Online: 2008-03-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ZNTW.2008.010


Central to the discussion of 2 Peter's opponents is the descriptive phrase, “they promise them freedom” (λευθερίαν ατος παγγελλόμενοι, 2 Pet 2,19). This phrase is variously interpreted depending upon how the opponents are identified. In the past, certain positions vis-à-vis the opponents in 2 Peter have been overstated, and some data undervalued or overlooked. To more fully account for the evidence, this article proposes modifications to the prevailing opinions with a corresponding reinterpretation of the opponents' promise of freedom.

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Published Online: 2008-03-11

Published in Print: 2007-11-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift fur die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und Kunde der Alteren Kirche, Volume 99, Issue 1, Pages 129–138, ISSN (Online) 1613-009X, ISSN (Print) 0044-2615, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ZNTW.2008.010.

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