Johann Gerhard: Proofs that Jude’s Epistle is Apostolic

§ 288. The following, however, prove that this Epistle is apostolic: (1) The inscription. The author clearly calls himself “Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James.” (2) The subject matter. This Epistle agrees with both the thoughts and words of 2 Peter, of which it contains something like a brief summary and epitome. (3) The testimonies of the ancients. It is counted among the canonical books of the New Testament by the Council of Laodicea, the Council of Carthage, Athanasius, Augustine, and as many of the rest who listed a catalog of sacred books.

Johann Gerhard
On the Nature of Theology and on Scripture
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