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The Epistle of Jude is the twenty-sixth book of the New Testament and the sixty-fifth book of Bible. It is a letter written to Christians by Jude to encourage them to earnestly contend for the faith [1]. It is a short book and letter, consisting of only one chapter and twenty-five verses. Jude focuses on using examples from the past to clarify false doctrine and evil practices, as well as preservation of faith.


Author and Audience[]

The Epistle was written by Jude, the brother of James and half-brother to Jesus Christ, and son of Joseph and Mary of Nazareth[2]). As it was customary in Christian epistles, Jude humbly identifies himself as a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James.

Jude does not seem to have written his letter to a specific audience, though his allusions to the Old Testament and the book of Enoch would be better understood by Jewish Christians. Jude addresses his letter to all of those that are in the faith of Jesus.[3] Jude also wishes for mercy, peace and love to be found in abundance[4]


Jude expressed that he originally wanted to write about the Salvation that he shared with all Christians. However, he felt compelled to urge Christians to content for the faith[5], because imposters had slipped in the ranks of Christians[6].


Jude referred to a variety of historical events, not mentioned in the Bible, but about biblical people.


  1. Jude 3 (Link)
  2. Matt 13:55 (Link)
  3. Jude 1:1 (Link)
  4. Jude 2 (Link)
  5. Jude 3 (Link)
  6. Jude 4 (Link)