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Peter is lifted to be crucified on a cross upside down in Nero's Roman circus. A circus (from Latin, "circle") was a large open-air venue used for public events in the ancient Roman Empire. This circus was located mostly in the present-day Vatican City where St Peter's church stands today. Peter alludes to his forthcoming death in 2 Peter 1:14-15 saying, "Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me." Crucifixion of St. Peter: Michelangelo Merisi, aka Caravaggio (painted sometime between 1593 - 1610) Image Source
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Second Peter uses quotes from Jude identifies Jesus with God, and addresses a heresy which had arisen because the anticipated second coming of Christ had not yet occurred.
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