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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