Did the angel Michael argue with Satan about Moses’ body?


In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings. But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”  Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct—as irrational animals do—will destroy them. Jude 8-10
            There’s a little side note mentioned in passing in the small book of Jude.  One line.  You’ll almost miss it.  It says the archangel Michael argued with Satan about the body of Moses.
            Did this happen and where did Jude get this information because it’s nowhere mentioned in the Bible?
            Jude was Jesus’ half brother so it’s possible this was information Jesus communicated at some time about the burial of Moses, sitting around the table.  Remember, Moses died in Deuteronomy 34, in a secret burial service where God took Moses’ body and put it somewhere no one could find (the possibility of worshipping the grave of Moses and turning it into a shrine could distract people from the true God).  So the spiritual argument could have happened because the burial of Moses was unlike any other in the Bible.
            But, we must look at Jude’s intention to bring up this point.  Jude was talking about divisive people in the church who reject authority, pollute their bodies and attack spiritual beings.  These are all traits of Satan.  However, Jude says, even Michael didn’t slander Satan (talk about him behind his back, tell others what a bad person he was) but spoke directly to him and rebuked him.
            Jude wants to say handle rebels in the church the way Michael handled Satan.  Rebuke them directly, don’t talk about them behind their backs.
            So the incident may have happened (no reason it couldn’t have) or it was a useful metaphor for Jude to make a deeper point about church politics today.