Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jude, The Lord’s Brother
Jude, The Lord’s Brother. Joseph and Mary’s son, and the brother of Jesus, James, Joseph, and Simon according to Matthew 13:55 and Mark 6:3 (kjv Juda), where he is called Judas. He should not be confused with Judas the apostle (cf. Lk 6:16; Jn 14:22; Acts 1:13), for Jude and his brothers evidently rejected
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jude joo̅d [Gk. Ioudas]. A man usually said to be a brother of Jesus and author of the Epistle of Jude. See Jude, Epistle of.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jude (Person)
JUDE (Person) Brother of James and author of the general epistle named Jude. Jude is the English form of the Greek name Judas (Hebrew Judah). Most scholars think Jude was the brother of Jesus called Judas. See Judas #2.See also Brothers of Jesus; Jude, Letter of.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JUDE. Called Judas in the Gr. It is a striking fact that the writer of the last NT letter, the epistle of the apostasy, should have borne the same name as the traitor and greatest apostate, last named of the Twelve (Mt 10:4).As “brother of James,” the Lord’s brother (Jude 1; Gal 1:19), Jude was also
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
JudeThe letter of Jude is the last letter in what has become known as the “catholic,” or “general letters,” of the NT (i.e., James through Jude; Webb 1992). In this letter Jude warns his readers about false teachers and exhorts them to defend the faith. Rowston (1975) is correct in lamenting that Jude
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jude, or Ju´das, called also Lebbeus and Thaddeus, Authorized Version “Judas the brother of James,” one of the twelve apostles. The name of Jude occurs only once in the Gospel narrative. John 14:22; Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:16; John 14:22; Acts 1:13. Nothing is certainly known of the later history
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JUDE. The “brother of James” (Jude 1) and the author of the last of the general epistles, usually identified with the Judas who was the half brother of Jesus or with the Judas who was surnamed Thaddeus (but see the discussion below of the epistle of Jude, under “Authorship”).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jude= Judas. Among the apostles there were two who bore this name, (1) Judas (Jude 1:1; Matt. 13:55; John 14:22; Acts 1:13), called also Lebbaeus or Thaddaeus (Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18); and (2) Judas Iscariot (Matt. 10:4; Mark 3:19). He who is called “the brother of James” (Luke 6:16), may be the same
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
JUDE [jood] (praise) — the author of the Epistle of Jude, in which he is described as “a servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James” (Jude 1). Jude is an English form of the name Judas. Many scholars believe that the James mentioned in this passage is James the brother of Jesus. In Matthew 13:55 the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JUDE<jood> ([ Ἰούδας, Ioudas]): Brother of the Lord, and author of the Epistle of Jude.See JUDAS OF JAMES
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Jude, St.
Jude (St.), in Christian art, is represented with a club or staff, and a carpenter’s square, in allusion to his trade.
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Jude (St.).—One of the twelve Apostles. Also called “Thaddeus.” Was the brother of James the Less and one of the “Brethren,” or cousins of Jesus. His name occurs only once in the Gospel of St. John (14:22). Nothing certain is known of the later history of this Apostle. Nicephorus tells us that after
Key passages
Mk 6:3

Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they were offended by him.

Ac 1:13–14

And when they had entered, they went up to the upstairs room where they were staying—Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas son of James. All these were busily engaged with one mind in prayer, together …

Jud 1–3

Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and brother of James, to those who are called, loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ. May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you. Dear friends, although I was making every effort to write to you concerning our …