I. Author And Date

I. Author And Date

Dating Jude depends on identifying the author. Richard Bauckham, Duane Thompson, and Delbert Rose have argued that Jude was the brother of James and Jesus (Mk 6:3). J.N.D. Kelly disputes that claim. The opponents of Jude, however, are similar to the incipient gnostics Paul addressed in the a.d. 50s in 1 Corinthians, as Thompson and Rose acknowledge. Jude can be dated early enough to allow authorship by the brother of James and Jesus.