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Jude, Epistle of
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A pseudepigraphical document from a Jewish-Christian milieu traditionally assigned to the Catholic Epistles that claims to have been written by Judas (v. 1; cf. Mark 6:3) the brother of the Lord (Brothers and Sisters of Jesus). It was apparently composed between 80 and 120 ce. Scholarly suggestions for possible places of origin include the Syro-Palestinian area, Asia Minor, and also Alexandria because of its reception by Clement of Alexandria (Stromata, III 2.11; Paedagogus, III 8.44).

In dispute with intruding opponents (v. 4), who apparently participat…

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Heiligenthal, Roman, “Jude, Epistle of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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