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English:  Jude
Greek:  Ιούδας
Transliterated:  Ioudas
Other names:  The epistle of Jude



Wrote the book:  Jude
Are the key people:  Jude, James, Yeshua
Is it written to:  Messianic Jews



The danger of apostasy (Jude 1-16)
The responsibility of true faith (Jude 17-25)



Was it written:  c 65 CE
Did the events occur:  c 65 CE
Was it canonized:  c 170-200 CE
(see the Timeline of the First Century)



Was it written:  unknown
Did the events occur:  no place specifically



Jude was written to inform us that: 
False teachers reject the authority of Messiah Yeshua.
These false teachers and any who follow them will be punished.
G-d punishes rebellion against Him.
Believers should be wary of apostasy.



Jude, like James, was the half-brother of Yeshua. In his letter, Jude exhorts his readers to stand firm in their faith against the teachings of "ungodly men" who deny Yeshua was the Messiah and turn G-d's grace into licentiousness. The ungodly men were teaching that, since the believers were saved from condemnation that they could do anything they wanted! Jude compares such teachings to the sinfulness and gross immorality of Sodom and Gomorrah and condemns their behavior and their rejection of authority while reminding his readers of the words of Messiah who said, "In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts". Jude concludes by encouraging the believers to keep themselves in the love of G-d, waiting anxiously for the mercy of the Messiah upon His return.



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