The brother of Jesus and of James.
Epistle of Jude
Jude in the Online Encyclopedia.
Brethren of the Lord in the Catholic Encyclopedia.
The Relatives of Jesus (Richard Bauckham).
The Brethren of the Lord (Lightfoot).
Jude was the brother of Jesus and of James
the just. He is mentioned in passing in Matthew 13.55 = Mark 6.3
as one of the four brothers of Jesus. His only other mention by name
on the pages of the New Testament
is in the greeting of his own epistle, Jude [1.]1; Paul the apostle also refers to certain unnamed
brothers of the Lord in 1 Corinthians 9.5, and Luke mentions unnamed brothers of Jesus in
Jerome, On Famous Men 4:
Iudas frater Iacobi parvam, quae de
septem catholicis est, epistolam reliquit; et quia de libro Enoch,
qui apocryphus est, in ea assumit testimonium, a plerisque reiicitur,
tamen auctoritatem vetustate iam et usu meruit, et inter sanctas
Jude the brother of James left a short epistle
which is from among the seven catholic epistles; and because in it
he borrows from the book of Enoch, which is apocryphal, it is rejected
by many; nevertheless it merits authority now by its age and its use,
and is reckoned among the holy scriptures.
Peter and the brothers of the Lord appear to share a certain
connection in Acts 1.13-14; 12.17; 15 (passim);
Galatians 1.18-19; 2.9-14; confer Matthew 28.10 = Mark 16.7;
John 20.17; 2 Peter 1.1 (Simeon in א,
A, and the Byzantine tradition; confer Simeon in