Book of Jude

STUDYGUIDE-96-170323 - length: 60:00 - taught on Mar, 23 2017

Class Outline:

Study of the book of Jude

Read Jude 1-8, 9-19, 20-25


Jude, the half brother of James and of Jesus. This is referenced in MAT 13:55 and MAR 6:3 although these passages use the name Judas which comes from the Hebrew word “ioudas” that according to Strong’s dictionary can be translated as Judas, Juda, or Jude. Or some scholars contend it was Judas (Not Judas Iscariot) the disciple in LUK 6:16. It seems more likely that it is the first one above, Jesus’ brother as the references in Matthew and Mark seem to indicate.





Of Hebrew origin [H3063]; Judas (that is, Jehudah), the name of ten Israelites; also of the posterity of one of them and its region: - Juda (-h, -s); Jude.


There is some disagreement on whether Jude was an actual half brother of Jesus or just a relative such as a cousin. Catholics and some others believe in the “perpetual virginity of Mary” and as such do not accept that Jesus could have any brothers or sisters by Mary.  However looking at the context of MAT 13:55, and MAR 6:3 the evidence points more to an actual brother even though the Greek word adelphos is also used many times in the new Testament to refer to a spiritual brother or friend. Strong’s definition follows below.





From G1 (as a connective particle) and δελφύς delphus (the womb); a brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like [H1]): - brother.


Time of writing:

Jude was probably written around 65-80 AD depending on the still debated question of which book came first between 2 Peter and Jude.

2 Peter and Jude

There are conspicuous similarities between 2 Peter and Jude (compare 2Pe 2 with Jude 4-18), but there are also significant differences.


What audience is Jude written to?


What tells us who Jude is writing to in  Jude 1:1 ? 


What was the original intent of the writing?  V-3


Why did it change? v-4


What were the people in v-4 doing/saying?


What is the warning in v-5?


What is Jude referencing in v-6?


What is Jude referencing in v-7?


In v-8 what is meant by dreaming?


In v-9 Jude mentions the archangel Michael to show what?


In vv:10-19 the overriding theme is ?


What is meant by hidden reefs in your love feasts in verse 12 ?


Verse 14(Book of Enoch pseudepigraphel reference) What is this?


In vv: 20-23 what things are the Christians exhorted to do?


Verses 24 and 25 is praising our Lord Jesus Christ in several ways. Describe these.