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The Oxford Study Bible Study Bible supplemented with commentary from scholars of various religions.

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Commentary on A Letter of Jude

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1–2 : Salutation.

See Introduction.

3–4 : Preface.

3 :

The faith is the Christian doctrinal tradition entrusted to God's people (perhaps a specific reference to the apostles).

4 :

A warning against certain false teachers who, in particular, deny that jesus is Master and Lord: see 2 Jn. 7 . Scripture: see vv. 14–15 n., 17–18 n.

5–16 : The judgment of God.

5 :

See Num. 14.11–35 .

6 :

See Gen. 6.1–4; Deut. 32.8 ; 1 Enoch (an ancient noncanonical book) chs. 6–10; 18.14–16; 21.2 .

7 :

See Gen. 19.23–25; Deut. 29.23; Wisd. 10.6 .

8 :

Angelic powers, in this writer's view, deserve respect; contrast Eph. 1.21–22; Col. 2.15–19 .

9 :

The literary source of the legend referred to is now lost, but perhaps stood in the incompletely preserved writing, “Assumption of Moses.”

11 :

Cain symbolizes lust and self-indulgence (e.g. Wisd. 10.3 ). Balaam's error was covetousness (Num. chs. 22–24 ); Korah led a rebellion against Moses and Aaron (Num. ch. 16 ).

12–13 :

Love-feasts were church meals probably separate from the “Lord's Supper.” Dead twice over: see Rev. 20.14; 21.8 . For other images used here, see Prov. 25.14; Isa. 14.12–15; 57.20 ; the nonbiblical book 1 Enoch 18.12–16; 21.3 ff.

14–15 :

See the nonbiblical book 1 Enoch 1.1–9; 5.4; 27.2; 60.8; 93.2 .

17–23 : The need for right doctrine.

17–18 :

See e.g. Paul in Acts 20.29–30 .

20 :

Sacred faith: see v. 3 n.

21–22 :

The day of Christ's return will bring both mercy and judgment.

23 :

Fleshly lusts should be despised; see Zech. 3.2–7 .

24–25 : Doxology.

See Rom. 16.25–27 .

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