2 Peter and Jude (Asia Bible Commentary Series)
A Pastoral and Contextual Commentary
2 Peter and Jude, though brief, are rich resources for understanding the call to live godly and holy lives. Importantly they provide essential discussion on false teachers, individuals whom many of us today narrowly define based on their unorthodox views or teachings. While there is truth in this definition, Dr. Uytanlet expands on this by skillfully expounding 2 Peter and Jude to show that our understanding of false teachers should be broadened to include lifestyle and character. In acknowledging these important areas, 2 Peter and Jude demonstrate that false teachers may hold to correct doctrines, but their loose morals and abuse of power make them false teachers. This key commentary highlights the importance of mining these Catholic Epistles further and expertly brings their messages to an Asian context.
The Asia Bible Commentary Series empowers Christian believers in Asia to read the Bible from within their respective contexts. Holistic in its approach to the text, each exposition of the biblical books combines exegesis and application. The goal is to strengthen the Body of Christ in Asia by providing a pastoral and contextual exposition of every book of the Bible.
Versed in ancient Jewish literature, Dr. Uytanlet creatively proposes that 2 Peter and Jude be viewed as “ancient Jewish” documents. From the Asian context, his range of material selection is extraordinarily wide – extracting from classical China, traditional Filipino values, Buddhist folklore, Asian cults, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, India, and others. This broad Asian flavor makes the book a must-have for research libraries. Since the author writes with competency in academia and pastorate, this volume is invaluable for scholars, pastors, Bible teachers, and seminarians.
David Cheung, PhD
Asian Theological Seminary, Philippines
Uytanlet’s commentary is undeniably a first-rate work that is readable and engaging, even to non-scholars, and has an extremely profound understanding of the intricacies these two epistles present for contemporary Asian churches. This is a splendid ornament to the Asia Bible Commentary Series, offering a refreshing challenge to all who take the Greek text of these epistles seriously and how they can be relevantly appreciated in the diverse contexts of Asia.
Edgar Battad Ebojo, PhD
Global Translation Adviser,
United Bible Societies
This commentary on 2 Peter and Jude is a beautiful tapestry of textual exposition and contextual explications. This commentary is based on solid research and situates the Scripture in its historical setting. Dr. Uytanlet masterfully uses pertinent contextual information from Asia to explain the passage to the Asian audience. This book will be significant reading for anyone who intends to read 2 Peter and Jude afresh.
Arren Bennet Lawrence, PhD
Samson Uytanlet’s commentary on 2 Peter and Jude is incisive and intellectual. Adept at bringing biblical scholarship into conversation with major Asian cultural ideas, his exposition opens up new vistas of understanding and application. Readers will be enriched by Uytanlet’s skillful and thorough treatment of words and theological themes in a canonical context. I am happy to sit at the feet of Uytanlet and I highly commend this praiseworthy commentary.
Fredrick J. Long, PhD
New Testament Professor,
Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky, USA
Table of Contents
- Series Preface
- Author’s Preface
- List of Abbreviations
- Commentary on 2 Peter
- Commentary on Jude
- Selected Bibliography
- Contend for the Faith! But How?
- Reassessing Our Definition of a False Teacher
- Moral Trifecta