oa Neotestamentica - Language, ideology and the social context of the letter of Jude

Volume 24, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0254-8356
  • E-ISSN: 2518-4628



The linguistic structures of the letter of Jude encode and articulate important religious and social meanings, such as the author and his readers' (and their adversaries') position within their social universe, as well as their beliefs, practices, norms and values. At the same time the letter also affects the circurmstances which occasioned its writing, whether to expose and label Jude's opponents as evil intruders who must be exposed of, or to actively maintain the religious purity of the community to which it is addressed. Jude's language is a language of social and religious control.

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