The New Testament and the Book of Revelation
Note the parallel content of 2 Peter 2 & 3 and Jude. Why the repetition of content? What purpose does it serve? Repetition is usually but not always an indicator of structure. What structure though?
Note the final parallel between 2 Peter 3:1-3 and Jude 17 and 18. So once again, why the repetition of content? Is this an indicator of structure? Yes! And now we will see it.
It is easy to see or find the parallel structure in 2 Peter 2 and 3 and Jude... But what about the rest?
Apart from the obvious parallel between 2 Peter 2 and 3 and Jude, in this structure, there is the parallel between 2 Peter 1 and Revelation 1:1.
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 2 Peter 1:19
The Revelation of Jesus Christ,... Revelation 1:1
I Jesus ... I am ... the bright and morning star. Revelation 22:16
To see the parallel here, notice that both 2 Peter 1 and Revelation concern prophecy and both emphasize the centrality of Jesus in prophecy, both calling him the day star or morning star. According to 2 Peter 1, the point of prophecy is to shine as a light... a revealing of Jesus, according to Revelation 1:1... until we are transformed with the arising of Christ in our heart.