The Book of Jude

What is the Book of Jude? Who wrote it and what is it about?

Written by Jude, the brother of James and Jesus.

You can find Jude mentioned in Matthew 13:55, and Mark 6:3

In both places Jude is called Judas, which in Greek translates to Jude.

  • Not Judas Iscariot.

Jude was probably written in the mid-60s A.D. Considering the letter’s apparent Jewish perspective, Jude’s audience was probably Jewish Christians, or a mixture of Jewish and Gentile readers where the Gentiles were familiar with Jewish traditions.

The book is about “Contending for the Faith”.

Jude points out apostasy of the church and the false teachers/leaders who helped cause it.

What is Apostasy you asked? I’m glad you asked…

Webster’s Dictionary says, "An abandonment of what one has professed; a total desertion, or departure from one's faith or religion.”