Authorship and Date of 2 Peter and Jude

Relationship Between 2 Peter and Jude The authorship and date of 2 Peter and Jude are treated in one post because there is a literary relationship between the two letters. In a number of verses the epistles have remarkable parallels, especially in the Greek (Davids 136-141; Schreiner 415-417): Jude 4: "For certain men have secretly …

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Commentary on Jude 20-25

Notes (NET Translation) 1:20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith, by praying in the Holy Spirit, 1:21 maintain yourselves in the love of God, while anticipating the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that brings eternal life. Jude now transitions to giving a positive exhortation to his readers. …

Commentary on Jude 17-19

Notes (NET Translation) 1:17 But you, dear friends – recall the predictions foretold by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. In this verse Jude draws the readers into his own circle and distances them from the opponents ("But you, dear friends"; "our Lord Jesus Christ"). As was common in ancient moral exhortation, Jude calls …

Commentary on Jude 14-16

Notes (NET Translation) 1:14 Now Enoch, the seventh in descent beginning with Adam, even prophesied of them, saying, “Look! The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of his holy ones, 1:15 to execute judgment on all, and to convict every person of all their thoroughly ungodly deeds that they have committed, and of all …

Commentary on Jude 11-13

Notes (NET Translation) 1:11 Woe to them! For they have traveled down Cain’s path, and because of greed have abandoned themselves to Balaam’s error; hence, they will certainly perish in Korah’s rebellion. A "woe" (ouai) is an expression of terror or pain in the face of misfortune or misery. In this context it is a …

Commentary on Jude 5-10

Notes (NET Translation) 1:5 Now I desire to remind you (even though you have been fully informed of these facts once for all) that Jesus, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, later destroyed those who did not believe. A textual problem exists in this verse. Did this verse (and the next …

Commentary on Jude 3-4

Notes (NET Translation) 1:3 Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. The Greek term agapeotoi ("friends") was the common way a father …