“The Minority Report: A Different Assessment for Interpreting Jude, Part 2"

Bibliographic Information: 

Bateman IV, Herbert W. "The Minority Report: A Different Assessment for Interpreting Jude, Part 2." Bibliotheca Sacra 177 (April–June 2020): 193–204.

Description
Part 1 surfaced problems with the majority report for the epistle of Jude—the common assumption that Jude was concerned with false teaching, whether Gnostic or antinomian, and unrestrained sexuality. Part 2 suggests instead that Jude wrote in response to a Zealot uprising against Rome shortly after the death of James in AD 62. Concerns shared between Jude and Josephus indicate that the “godless” in Jude are Zealot rebels who were seducing the church away from Jesus, while “salvation” refers to physical deliverance or preservation.

Publisher: 
Dallas Theological Seminary