James, 1&2 Peter, Jude

THE LETTER OF SAINT JAMES

[The information below was summarized from “Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament (Second Catholic Edition RSV): Introduction to The Letter of Saint James” written by Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch]

Author: James of Jerusalem, aka “the Lord’s brother” (kinsman of Jesus) and “James the Just.” However, there are some who believe this letter was written by someone else using “James” as a pseudonym.

Date: Not know for sure, but before James of Jerusalem’s death in the early 60s (A.D.) (believed by those who state James as the author). Between A.D. 80 and 100 for those believing this letter was written by someone using “James” as a pseudonym.  

THE FIRST AND SECOND LETTERS OF SAINT PETER

[The information below was summarized from “Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament (Second Catholic Edition RSV): Introduction to The First Letter of Saint Peter” and “Introduction to The Second Letter of Saint Peter,” both written by Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch]

Author: Peter the Apostle.  However, some believe this letter was written by someone else using “Peter” as a pseudonym.

Date: Not know for sure, but before Peter’s death in the middle 60s (A.D.), but after sufficient time for missionary activity (believed by those who state Peter the Apostle as the author). Between A.D. 70 and 100 for those believing the First letter was written by someone using “Peter” as a pseudonym.  Between A.D. 80 and 140 for those believing the Second letter was written by someone using “Peter” as a pseudonym. 

THE LETTER OF SAINT JUDE

[The information below was summarized from “Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament (Second Catholic Edition RSV): Introduction to The Letter of Saint Jude” written by Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch]

Author: The majority conclude the author to be one of the kinsmen of Jesus, Judas who had a brother named James.

Date: Not definitively known.  Perhaps between the 50s to the early second century. Possibly in the 50s and 60s (A.D.).

 

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