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The Epistle of Jude 1-9 (1 of 2)
1. Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, [and] called:
The writer of Jude, calls himself a ''servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James.'' Which James was the writer of Jude referring to? There were two possibilities. First, the son of Alpheus. Second, the brother of our Lord. The general opinion is in favor of the latter. If that be so, then the writer of this letter was also the half brother of our Lord. As we will discover, James as well as Jude, both brothers of our Lord Jesus Christ, identified themselves as servants or slaves of Jesus Christ. The word