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Mary Fairchild

Who's Who in Scripture - Apostle Thaddeus, or Jude

By September 21, 2012

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Listed together with Simon the Zealot and James the Less, the Apostle Thaddeus completes a grouping of the least known disciples of the Twelve.
Apostle Thaddeus and Simon the Zealot
In Twelve Ordinary Men, John MacArthur's book about the apostles, Thaddeus, also known as Jude, is characterized as a tender-hearted, gentle man who displayed childlike humility.

Scholars believe Thaddeus wrote the book of Jude. It's a short epistle, but the closing two verses contain a beautiful doxology, one of the finest expressions of praise to God in the entire New Testament:

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. (Jude 24-25, NIV)

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