James (brother of Jesus)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The leader of the Jerusalem church in the the middle of the first century ad, a participant in the Jerusalem council, most likely saw the risen Jesus, and was highly esteemed by Jewish Christians of the second century ad and beyond. In early church writings, at times he is referred to as James “the Just” because of his piety and reverence for the law (Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 2.23.1–25).
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
James, Brother of Jesus
James, Brother of Jesus (יַעֲקֹב‎, ya'aqov; Ἰάκωβος, Iakōbos, Ἰακώβ, Iakōb). The leader of the Jerusalem church in the the middle of the first century ad, a participant in the Jerusalem council, most likely saw the risen Jesus, and was highly esteemed by Jewish Christians of the second century ad and
James, Son of Zebedee
James, Son of Zebedee (Ἰάκωβος, Iakōbos). A member of Jesus’ inner circle of disciples. The brother of John. Not to be confused with James, brother of Jesus or James, son of Alphaeus. Later Christian tradition called him “James the Greater.”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
James (Person)
JAMES (PERSON) [Gk Iakōbos (Ἰακωβος)]. It is unclear how many different persons bear this name in the NT, where it occurs 42 times (the majority of these are in Mark; the name never occurs in John). The name was evidently quite popular in the 1st century. Three persons bearing the name James are relatively
James, Brother of Jesus
JAMES, BROTHER OF JESUS. One of the various Christians named James in the NT is the James who is identified as “the Lord’s brother” (Gal 1:19), a “pillar” of the Jerusalem Church (Gal 2:9), a participant in the conference(s) at Jerusalem (Gal 2:1–10; Acts 15:1–20), and as one who experienced the risen
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
James (Person)
James (Person). Personal name which occurs 38 times in the NT, mostly in the synoptic Gospels. Apart from #1 below, the identities of the other persons bearing the name have been much debated. There may have been as many as four, though some scholars argue for two or three. Jerome (345?–414?), with a
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
JamesThe name of two or more persons who were active in the early Church. James is the English equivalent of Gk. Iakōbos, which in turn is derived from Heb. yaʾaqōḇ (Jacob).The forty-one instances of this name in the NT seem to refer to two or three persons. Nineteen clearly refer to James the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
James (Person)
JAMES (Person)1. James, brother of Jesus; leading elder in the church at Jerusalem; author of the epistle bearing his name.The only two references to James in the Gospels mention him with his brothers Joseph (Greek Joses), Simon, and Judas (Mt 13:55; Mk 6:3). This James may have been, after Jesus,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
James (jaymz), the English equivalent of the Greek Jacobus, a common name in the first century.1 James, the son of Zebedee (Matt. 4:21; 10:2; Mark 1:19; 3:17) and brother of John (Matt. 17:1; Mark 3:17; 5:37; Acts 12:2), with whom he was called by Jesus to be one of the twelve (Matt. 4:21; Mark 1:19–20;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JAMES. At least four persons mentioned in the NT bore this name (Gr. Iakōbos, from Heb. ya‘ăqōb, Jacob, q.v.). Two were among the 12 apostles, one was a half-brother of Jesus, and one was the father of Judas, one of the twelve. Probably James the leader of the church in Jerusalem and James the author
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JAMES (Gk. Iakōbos, Heb. ya’aqōḇ, ‘heel-catcher’, ‘supplanter’).1. The son of Zebedee, a Galilean fisherman who was called with his brother John to be one of the twelve apostles (Mt. 4:21). These two along with Peter formed the inner core of three among the twelve, being present at the raising of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
James (Gk. Iákōbos, from Heb. yaʿăqōḇ, “Jacob”)1. James the son of Zebedee. Among the first whom Jesus called as disciples (Mark 1:16–20 par.), James belonged with his (likely younger) brother John and Peter to the inner circle of Jesus’ disciples. In the four lists of the Twelve (Matt. 10:2–4; Mark
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
James and paulSince the Reformation James and Paul have often been viewed as having contradictory theologies, one focusing on works (see Works of the Law) and the other on grace. An examination of the critical texts shows, however, that in reality the two men used similar terms differently in separate
Catholic Bible Dictionary
JAMES (Greek Iakōbos, a Hellenized form of the Hebrew name “Jacob”) The name of several men in the New Testament.1. James the son of Zebedee (d. 44), brother of John, and one of the twelve apostles. Tradition sometimes calls him James the Great to distinguish him from James the Less, perhaps because
See also
Joseph Father
Mary Mother
Jesus Brother
Judas Brother
Joses Brother
Simon Brother