The faith is the Christian doctrinal tradition entrusted to God's people (perhaps a specific reference to the apostles).
A warning against certain false teachers who, in particular, deny that jesus is Master and Lord:
see 2 Jn. 7
see vv. 14–15 n., 17–18 n.
See Num. 14.11–35
See Gen. 6.1–4; Deut. 32.8
; 1 Enoch (an ancient noncanonical book) chs. 6–10; 18.14–16; 21.2
See Gen. 19.23–25; Deut. 29.23; Wisd. 10.6
Angelic powers, in this writer's view, deserve respect; contrast Eph. 1.21–22; Col. 2.15–19
The literary source of the legend referred to is now lost, but perhaps stood in the incompletely preserved writing, “Assumption
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
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
See the nonbiblical book 1 Enoch
1.1–9; 5.4; 27.2; 60.8; 93.2
See e.g. Paul in Acts 20.29–30
see v. 3 n.
The day of Christ's return will bring both mercy and judgment.
Fleshly lusts should be despised; see Zech. 3.2–7
See Rom. 16.25–27
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