Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture

A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey

series: Reading Christian Scripture

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28: Jude

Study Questions

  1. Make a list of all the references to Old Testament characters and stories in Jude’s letter. Then read all the relevant Old Testament texts. How do you think these stories support Jude’s argument?
  2. Memorize verse 21.
  3. If you were to preach the Letter of Jude, how would you avoid sounding overly negative?
  4. How would you explain Jude’s use of noncanonical texts to someone disturbed by the fact that he uses texts not found in the Bible?