Addressees of James
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
James, Letter of
James, Letter of The first of the Catholic (“general”) Letters in the New Testament canon, attributed to James.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
James, Epistle of
JAMES, EPISTLE OF. The epistle of James stands in the canon of the NT as the first of the “catholic” or “general” epistles: that is, letters addressed not to a specific church or person, but to a widely defined audience.A. Canon HistoryB. Author, Date, and Place of CompositionC. Situation of Author
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
James, Letter of
JAMES, LETTER OF First letter of the General Epistles.PreviewAuthorDate, Origin, and DestinationPurpose of Writing and Theological TeachingContentAuthor According to the salutation, this letter was written by “James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ” (Jas 1:1, nlt). But who was
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
James, Letter Of
James, Letter of, the first of what are sometimes called the Catholic, or General, Letters in the nt. Addressed to the “twelve tribes in the Dispersion” (1:1), the letter is intended for the church at large. It is attributed to “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,” an ascription that
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
James, Epistle of (Writing)
JAMES, EPISTLE OF. This oldest of NT epistle is first among the General Epistle, as Eusebius termed James and Jude in the 4th cen. possibly because of their general content or readership.Author. The writer of this epistle is generally considered to be James the brother of our Lord (see James 3). Since
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
James, Letter Of
James, Letter ofA NT epistle, often ascribed to James, Jesus’ younger brother, leader of the church in Jerusalem (Acts 12:17; 15:13–21; 21:18; Gal. 1:19; 2:9, 12). Other men named James in the Gospels have also been proposed as the author. Following Jerome, the Roman Catholic tradition identifies the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
James, Letter Of
JAMES, LETTER OF The first of the seven Catholic Epistles of the New Testament (the others are 1 and 2 Peter; 1, 2, and 3 John; and Jude), so called because they appear to be addressed to the whole Church. An exhortation to practical Christian living, the letter is noteworthy for it stress on the value
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
James, Letter of (Writing)
James, Letter ofThe Letter of James is among the most neglected books of the NT canon. Many believers and their (especially Protestant) faith traditions still agree with Luther’s negative verdict of its usefulness for Christian formation, pointing out its lack of reference to Christ and its apparent