Trenton Ferro

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Edgar Krentz

Scripture References in this Resource

2 Peter 2:3; Numbers 14:1-38; Numbers 23:63-65; 1 Corinthians 10:1-11; Hebrews 3:16-4:2; Genesis 6:1-4; Deuteronomy 32:8; Jude 1:6; Deuteronomy 34:5-6; Jude 1:9; Genesis 4:1-16; Joshua 24:9-10; Micah 6:5; Deuteronomy 23:5-6; Nehemiah 13:2; Numbers 31:16; Numbers 25:1; Numbers 31:8; Joshua 13:22; Numbers 16:1-35; Jude 1:14; Genesis 5:18; 21-24; Deuteronomy 33:2; Exodus 15:24; Exodus 17:3; Numbers 14:29; Jude 1:23; Leviticus 13:47-52; Leviticus 15:17; Jeremiah 23:14


This writer felt that this study was necessary and worthwhile for two reasons. First, he desired to reach some reasonable conclusion for the problem stated above on the basis of an objective scrutiny of the material, influenced neither by ·preconceived conclusions about the problem nor by emotional concerns which would have, and often have, answered the question without a fair study. This latter concern arises from the fact that many commentators have argued against Jude's use of apocryphal literature on the basis of their view of inspiration, revelation, and canonicity rather than on the basis of an objective handling of the various documents. Secondly, this writer is very much interested in the use which the New Testament writers made of the Old Testament and, hence, other literature and found here a possibility to study the influence of the Old Testament on one book of the New Testament. This study was of value because it helped this writer to appreciate more fully the little letter of Jude as well as realize the tremendous network of Jewish background--Old Testament, Jewish literature, tradition, and rabbinic literature and tradition--which forms a major context for all of the New Testament writings.

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