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.
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Jude, or Judas,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".