= Judas. Among the apostles there were two who bore this name, (1) Judas ( Jude 1:1 ; Matthew 13:55 ; John 14:22 ; Acts 1:13 ), called also Lebbaeus or Thaddaeus ( Matthew 10:3 ; Mark 3:18 ); and (2) Judas Iscariot ( Matthew 10:4 ; Mark 3:19 ). He who is called "the brother of James" ( Luke 6:16 ), may be the same with the Judas surnamed Lebbaeus. The only thing recorded regarding him is in John 14:22 .
Jude, or Judas,
called also LEBBEUS and THADDEUS, Authorized Version "Judas the brother of James," one of the twelve apostles. The name of Jude occurs only once in the Gospel narrative. ( John 14:22 ; Matthew 10:3 ; Mark 3:18 ; Luke 6:16 ; John 14:22 ; Acts 1:13 ) Nothing is certainly known of the later history of the apostle. Tradition connects him with the foundation of the church at Edessa.
Brother of the Lord, and author of the Epistle of Jude.
See JUDAS OF JAMES and following article.
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