By Jonathan Knight
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Reading Jude 49 needs, so that what should have been an occasion of community rejoicing and solidarity became instead an excuse for self-indulgence. This adds to the charge of sexual malpractice the suggestion that other forms of exuberance were involved as well. The teachers' insubstantial basis, as people who promised much but delivered little, is further criticized by the second half of v. 12 and in v. 13. They are said to be clouds who promised plenty of rain but were blown away by the wind (cf.
Writers who believed that the apostles had died generally said so (cf. 2 Pet. 4; Asc. Isa. 13). Jude does not, and it is perilous to assume a post-apostolic origin for the letter on the basis of his silence in this matter. The apostles are reported as saying that 'scoffers' would arise in the final age. 'Scoffers' are defined as people who 2. Reading Jude 51 followed their ungodly desires. g. Ps. 16; Prov. 6) were enemies of true religion, moral and religious renegades. The author places great emphasis on the fact that the apostles had predicted their coming.
24) and where claims to spiritual experience must be tested against the lifestyles of those who made them. Jude repays careful study by those wishing to discover what early Palestinian Christianity was like. Like James it reveals an early expression of Christianity, the Jewish Christian variety, which has now almost vanished from our gaze. For Further Reading The commentaries of Bauckham (1983) and Neyrey (1993) are both important, though the former is more detailed than the latter. One of the results of the neglect which Jude has suffered is the fact that there is not nearly so much literature available on this text as, say, on the Pauline letters.