Agnostic “Bible scholar” Bart D. Ehrman maintains that the more honest term is “forgery.” The book suggests that 11 or more books out of the 27 books of the Christian New Testament canon were written as forgeries. Is the James' Epistle a forgery? Was the Epistle of James a forgery?
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The Epistle of James, the Letter of James, or simply James, is one of the 21 epistles in the New Testament. The author identifies himself as "James, a servant [or slave] of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ" who is writing to "the twelve tribes scattered abroad." Jesus’ Half Brother James wrote in Jerusalem sometime before 62 C.E.
Misuse of Riches James 5:1-6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. 2 Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh... Continue Reading →
Do Not Be a Friend of the World James 4:1-3 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1 What is the source of wars and fights among you? Are they not from this source, your pleasures that wage war in your members? 2 You lust and do not have, so you commit murder. You desire, and yet you... Continue Reading →
Taming the Tongue James 3:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we shall receive heavier judgment. Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we shall receive heavier judgment. (3:1) The Scriptures show that within the first-century congregation, Christians possessed different abilities,... Continue Reading →
James 2:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1My brothers, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism. My brothers, (2:1a) Even though James was offering some strong correction concerning some very unchristian arrogance, he still referred to his readers as, “my brothers.” This evidences that he... Continue Reading →
Authored by Edward D. Andrews Before beginning this commentary, it is highly recommended that you read the DIGGING DEEPER chapters at the end,* as they will enable the reader to understand better what lies ahead. If you do not, some comments may be difficult to comprehend. Focus on the articles in the red font but if... Continue Reading →