This commentary has been through advanced theological checking. Jude was in the process of writing about the common salvation, but something happened an event, a message, an intensification of evil, etc. Commentary on the book of jude relevant bible teaching. Turning the grace of our god revealed in the gospel. We believe the place given to this epistle is the right one, for as we shall see, it reveals the conditions, religiously and morally, which prevail on earth before the great coming event takes place, of which. Jude wrote the letter to warn his readers against false teachers. The apostles manner of speaking insinuates that they attempted to raise themselves to a higher station. Jude gives examples from the old testament, and from two other ancient books. Contend for the faith beloved, while i was very diligent to write to. Among the ancients, the richer members of the church made an occasional. At least three decades had passed since the lord jesus returned to heaven. The date of authorship for jude depends on whether jude used content from 2 peter, or peter used content from jude when writing 2 peter.
The epistles of john not the gospel, the epistle of jude, and the revelation of johnall three of. Behold as if it were already done, the lord cometh. Jude, who wrote this epistle, was one of the twelve apostles and brother to st. Commentary on the book of jude 1jude, a bondservant of jesus christ, and brother of james, jude identifies himself in the way that most of the early church leaders did by calling himself a bondservant. Jude, jesus christ, and james, then 2 three forms of relation. Jude is the 4th smallest book of the bible yet one of the most potent in exposing doctrinal errors and false teachers. Considering the letters apparent jewish perspective, judes audience was probably jewish christians, or a mixture of jewish and gentile readers where. A commentary on jude for defenders of the christian faith. That is one of the real joys i experienced as a pastor. Relevant bible teaching bible commentary book of jude.
The letter jude did not write, and the letter he did 34 c. Free bible commentary on the letter of jude in easy english. The reasons which induced jude to write this epistle, to excite the christians to. Jamess epistle is really an epistle of straw, compared to these others, for it has nothing of the nature of the gospel about it german new testament, preface, 1522 ed.
Jun 24, 20 a commentary on jude paperback june 24, 20 by david pawson author 3. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them. Jude 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. The danger that prompted jude to write this letter. But though jude accords with it in some particulars, it does not follow that he accords with it in all. The epistle of jude is a short but fascinating book in the new testament. Jude identifies himself in the way that most of the early church leaders did by calling himself a bondservant. This letter is by its address attributed to jude, a slave of jesus christ and brother of james. Since he is not identified as an apostle, this designation can hardly be meant to refer to the jude or judas who is listed as one of the twelve lk 6. Jude might know this either from some ancient book, or tradition, or immediate revelation.
A commentary on jude paperback june 24, 20 by david pawson author 3. It has been said that the book of acts describes the beginning of the institution of the local church and. Since the time of the reformation, the book of james has been controversial. But, like every good writer and speaker, he is using language that is familiar. Jude commentary william barclays daily study bible. Jude also shows humility by not mentioning the fact that he is the half brother of jesus. Top 5 commentaries on the books of 2 peter and jude. Ignoring the literary context of the books of the bible and using every. I only read the 1 peter section of the book but i presume the sections on 2 peter and jude are of similar quality. The 275page book is available in print and kindle editions on amazon, and in print from the mbc. Schreiner aims to have the text be clearly understood, and clearly applied, for peters letter speaks as strongly to our times as it did to the times in which it was written. Jude gives the only record in the scriptures of the contention over the body of moses. You can find the best commentary on 2 peterjude for you using the tools on the right side. The book of jude is the very definition of punchy and pithy.
In it, jude preached against the dangerous practices and doctrines that put the gospel of jesus christ in peril. Sep 01, 20 since the time of the reformation, the book of james has been controversial. At one point in his career, martin luther famously stated, st. May 02, 2020 the date of authorship for jude depends on whether jude used content from 2 peter, or peter used content from jude when writing 2 peter. See all 4 formats and editions hide other formats and editions.
And the angels which kept not their first estate or, as the clause may be rendered, their first dignity, or principality, see on 2 peter 2. A reservoir of means god spoke, and his words created his works in the natural world. Jude 1 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. The little prophecy of jude affords a fitting introduction to the book of revelation.
An o verview of the main events and biblical characters found in jude together with the famous bible stories and brief summary of the book of jude from the douay rheims roman catholic bible st. Frank shallieu 1979 and 1989 studies and 1988 discourse the following transcribed study, in its original form, was more or less a lengthy, unrehearsed, informal explanation of the epistle of jude presented to a few interested individuals in september 1979. It is interesting that nearly all commentaries seem to agree this is no small feat that jude s reference to a common salvation is simply a reminder of this. Jude s fondness for triads is evident throughout the letter. Since there was controversy in the early church about the propriety of citing noncanonical. He sees the lord coming with ten thousands of his saints. The book of jude is an important book for us today because it is written for the end times, for the end of the church age.
He understands that his life is to be willfully surrendered to the call of christ upon his life. Jude, which is rendered judah in hebrew and judas in greek, was named after its author v. The author of this work has quoted writers of articles and books. A commentary on the book of jude oneness pentecostal.
The only other example of a new testament book beginning with this particular word is 3 john 1. This does not mean that the author endorses or recommends the works of others. Jude 1 bible commentary john gills exposition of the bible. The book of jude is notoriously difficult to date, primarily because the bible and tradition reveal so little about the personal details of its author while the book itself refrains from naming any particular individuals or places. See all 4 formats and editions hide other formats and. For there are certain men see the margin crept in unawares insinuating themselves into peoples affections by their plausible pretences, and leavening them by degrees with their errors. This little book may be small, but it has a big message that is even more relevant today as when it was originally written. The book was written by jude, the brother of james and jesus see matt. Lessons from the epistle of jude topical studies bible study tools. A commentary on the book of jude gods condemnation of. Gods eternal character as the punisher of sin, as set forth in scripture of old, is the ground on which such apostate characters are ordained to condemnation.
Jude affords a fitting introduction to the book of revelation. Verses 316 jude writes about the danger of false teachers. That the author of the book of jude identified himself as the brother of james likely aligns him with the family of jesus. As jude s subject was a very unpleasant one, he hastens to assure his readers of his affection for them, to prevent his strong language from offending them. Its neglect reflects more the superficiality of the generation that neglects it than the irrelevance of its burning message. For the significance of this verse in understanding the authorship and date of the epistle, see in the introduction. Nov 15, 2014 a verse by verse commentary on the book of jude. The writer of this epistle describes himself by his name, jude. The epistle of jude is the last epistle preceding the great final book with which the holy scriptures conclude, the book of revelation. Greeting to the called jude, a bondservant of jesus christ, and brother of james, to those who are called, sanctified by god the father, and preserved in jesus christ.
An easyenglish commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the letter of jude. The passage that jude uses from the book of enoch 1. Assurance for believers,verses 1, 2 sanctified, kept, called b. Judgment on false teachers beloved, although i was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, i found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all. Frank shallieu in 1979 it seems providential that the book of jude is found next to the final book in the bible, the book of revelation, which is one of the last books to be understood this side of the veil. Since jude, in all likelihood, was not a fisherman, and since this material is not found in his source, it seems that he added the analogies for the sake of his readers. The destruction of the unbelieving israelites in the wilderness, shows that none ought to presume on their privileges. The epistle of jude, often shortened to jude, is the penultimate book of the new testament and the bible as a whole and is traditionally attributed to jude, the servant of jesus and the brother of james the just. Notable among his works are his commentary in the word biblical and. Jude chapter 1 coffmans commentary of the new testament. But, in preaching through the book of jude, as we are attempting to do, we have the privilege to stop at this phrase and camp just a little while. Book of jude overview insight for living ministries.
This is an athletic term this intensified form is found only here. The greek reads judas, which is the equivalent of the hebrew judah, but most english translations render jude so as not to be confused with judas iscariot. Scripture is the reflection of gods book of life in which believers are written. It is primarily known for jude 3, and for the last two verses of the book, verses 24 and 25, which is a very noble and uplifting praise of god. From babylon to america, the prophecy movie by school for prophets attila kakarott duration. The ungodly teachers here described seem to have been the nicolaitans, mentioned revelation 2. It has been said that the book of acts describes the beginning of the institution of the local church and jude deals with the ending or the end of the church age.
Jude esv greeting jude, a servant of jesus bible gateway. First, he identified himself as the brother of james jude 1. For over fifty years i was a pastor, 1 this article is a transcription of an address by the same title delivered to the advanced expository preaching workshop, southwestern baptist theological seminary, 23 march 2015. As judes subject was a very unpleasant one, he hastens to assure his readers of his affection for them, to prevent his strong language from offending them. The book of jude was written in the period of 7080 a. Jude, the servant of jesus christ probably jude the apostle, who was surnamed thaddeus and lebbeus, was son to alpheus, and brother to james the less, joses, and simon. Most scholars believe that jude is the earlier of the two, principally because he quotes two apocryphal jewish works, the assumption of moses and the book of enoch jude 1415 as part of his structured argument, whereas 2 peter omits both references. Luther removed this statement from later editions and even had good. Jude contending for the faith these shorter letters of the new testament are often neglected, but the neglect of this important letter says more about us than it does about the book of jude. Scripture is the reflection of gods book of life in which believers are written among the living. Jude 1 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. Concerning the apocryphal writings, which especially the book of enoch, which jude is charged with having used in the composition of his epistle, we shall have more to say in the annotations. A casual reading of jude 5b reveals that the author does not.
Almost no other canonical book has been as neglected and overlooked as the epistle of jude. Jude 1 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this. The disobedient israelites, sodom and gomorrah, balaam and core, and which are written for an example jude 1. This is an excerpt from the swordsearcher deluxe study library. Gods creation is but a reservoir of means made ready for him to employ instantly to do his pleasure letter 1, 1897. The one clue available to presentday readers is the striking similarity between the books of jude and 2 peter. Greeting jude, a servant of jesus christ and brother of james, to those who are called, beloved in god the father and kept for jesus christ. The person intended is almost certainly the other jude, named in the gospels among the. Also, jude records the prophecy of enoch, which is found nowhere else in scripture. Jude is not suggesting that the book of enoch is holy, like the bible. Jude 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on.889 123 852 222 618 960 1298 1119 575 804 658 608 34 1322 1045 1465 79 496 279 826 743 478 1044 496 555 724 316 359 1179 715