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Epistle of Jude
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A letter written to a church dealing with false teachers who threatened the orthodoxy of the original apostles’ message. Praises and encourages the faithful while condemning the false teachers to judgment.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jude, Letter of
Jude, Letter of (Ἰούδας, Ioudas). A letter written to a church dealing with false teachers who threatened the orthodoxy of the original apostles’ message. Praises and encourages the faithful while condemning the false teachers to judgment.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jude, Epistle of
JUDE, EPISTLE OF. The Epistle of Jude was written to warn against false teachers and is found as the 26th book in the NT canon.A. Form and StructureB. Literary RelationshipsC. Theological CharacterD. The OpponentsE. DateF. AuthorshipG. DestinationH. MessageA. Form and StructureA careful analysis
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jude, Letter of
Jude, Letter of. Short, hard-hitting letter to a church being infiltrated by teachers who practiced all types of moral evil. Jude reveals the inner situation of a Jewish-Christian community and also presents some great difficulties for the Christian interpreter.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jude, Epistle of
Jude, Epistle of The Epistle of Jude belongs in popular parlance to the classification of the General Epistles. Strictly speaking this is a misnomer, for the contents of the Epistle reflect a specific circle of readers. The author states that he switched themes in view of the perils confronting his
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jude, Letter of
JUDE, LETTER OF Short, hard-hitting letter to a church being infiltrated by teachers who practiced all types of moral evil. Jude reveals the inner situation of a Jewish-Christian community and also presents some great difficulties for the Christian interpreter.PreviewAuthorDate, Origin, and Destination
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jude, Letter Of
Jude, Letter of, one of the seven Catholic, or General, Letters in the nt. The letter is traditionally ascribed to Jude, the brother of Jesus (though many scholars think it is pseudepigraphical), and it is closely related in content to 2 Peter.Contents: The letter opens with a salutation and blessing
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jude, Epistle of (Writing)
JUDE, EPISTLE OF. The last epistle of the NT was written by Judas (Gr.), the brother of James. They probably were the brothers of our Lord (Mt 13:55; Mk 6:3; see Judas; Jude; James). It is coincidental that the author’s name, like a title, stands as the first word of the only book devoted entirely to
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jude
Jude (Gk. Ioúdas), LETTER OFOne of the “Catholic” or “General” Epistles, written to encourage faithfulness in the midst of aberrance; the 26th book in the NT canon.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jude, Letter of (Writing)
Jude, Letter of. †The last of the Catholic (or General) Epistles of the New Testament.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jude, Letter Of
JUDE, LETTER OF The twenty-sixth book of the New Testament. It is a brief treatise against erroneous teachings and practices opposed to law, authority, and true Christian freedom. Canonically, Jude is the last of the seven “Catholic Epistles” and comes before the book of Revelation.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Jude, Epistle of St
Jude, Epistle of St. One of the ‘*Catholic Epistles’ of the NT. It purports to be written by ‘Jude … brother of James’, who is identified by *Origen, St *Jerome, and others as the *Apostle, ‘Judas of James’, of Lk. 6:16 and Acts 1:13. The aim of the Epistle was to combat the spread of dangerous doctrines
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jude Epistle of
Jude, Epistle of. Its author was probably Jude, one of the brethren of Jesus, the subject of the preceding article. There are no data from which to determine its date or place of writing, but it is placed about a.d. 65. The object of the epistle is plainly enough announced, ver. 3; the reason for this
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