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23. Epistle of Jude Late and Spurious.

April 24, 2022 Chris Palmero
23. Epistle of Jude Late and Spurious.
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Born in the Second Century
23. Epistle of Jude Late and Spurious.
Apr 24, 2022
Chris Palmero

The letter of Jude is a short, strange little book; a violent and angry "diss track" that's ignored by most Christian believers and neglected by theologians. And it has no home in the traditional paradigm. 

BORN IN THE SECOND CENTURY continues its New Testament Journey, as host Chris Palmero examines the evidence for the date and origin of Jude, and tries to find a home for it. If even this innocuous little letter is found to be late and spurious, what implications does that have for the other Christian scriptures?

Anyone who listens to this episode can learn about the Letter of Jude, its use of apocryphal books, the questions over its canonicity, its earliest reception, and its likely date and occasion for writing.

Opening reading: The Odes of Solomon are a mysterious book of hymns, said to have been written under the influence of the gospel of John and after 100 AD.  But their suspiciously "pre-Christian" character - including a total lack of knowledge about Jesus of Nazareth - suggest a hidden secret that may be a key to Christian origins.

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The letter of Jude is a short, strange little book; a violent and angry "diss track" that's ignored by most Christian believers and neglected by theologians. And it has no home in the traditional paradigm. 

BORN IN THE SECOND CENTURY continues its New Testament Journey, as host Chris Palmero examines the evidence for the date and origin of Jude, and tries to find a home for it. If even this innocuous little letter is found to be late and spurious, what implications does that have for the other Christian scriptures?

Anyone who listens to this episode can learn about the Letter of Jude, its use of apocryphal books, the questions over its canonicity, its earliest reception, and its likely date and occasion for writing.

Opening reading: The Odes of Solomon are a mysterious book of hymns, said to have been written under the influence of the gospel of John and after 100 AD.  But their suspiciously "pre-Christian" character - including a total lack of knowledge about Jesus of Nazareth - suggest a hidden secret that may be a key to Christian origins.

Support the Show.

YouTube: @borninthesecondcentury
E-mail: secondcenturypodcast@gmail.com
Music: Pompeii Gray on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud

Reading: ODES OF SOLOMON, Ode 10.
OPENING Remarks.
Top News Story: Katy CURSE Tablet.
Introduction to JUDE.
STRUCTURE and CONTENTS of Jude.
Use of the Book of ENOCH.
Alleged Use of the ASSUMPTION OF MOSES.
A Strange TEXT VARIANT.
CANONICITY of Jude.
Reception: IRENAEUS
Reception: TERTULLIAN.
Reception: CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA.
Reception: ORIGEN.
Reception: MARTYRDOM OF POLYCARP.
Reception: POLYCARP to the PHILIPPIANS.
Reception: SHEPHERD OF HERMAS.
Reception: ATHENAGORAS.
Reception: THEOPHILUS OF ANTIOCH.
Reception: CANON OF MURATORI.
Reception: SECOND PETER.
TERMINUS Dates for Jude.
Date of Jude according to FUNDAMENTALISTS.
LATER Date of Jude according to Conventional Theologians.
EARLIER Date of Jude according to Conventional Theologians.
The Date of Jude according to BORN IN THE SECOND CENTURY.
Jude as PSEUDEPIGRAPHON.
MORE Hints of a Late Date.
Identity of Jude's OPPONENTS.
On the AUTHORSHIP of Jude.
CLOSING Remarks.