Summary of James

Date: 80-90 C.E.

Description: The letter of James is written in the style of a homily, likely to a community of Jewish-Christians outside of Israel/Palestine. The letter is traditionally attributed to James the brother of Jesus, but scholarship primarily considers the book written anonymously, perhaps by a later disciple of James who admired his fidelity to Jewish practice and customs. The letter is notable for advocating faithfulness during trials and also against showing partiality to the rich.

Brown, Raymond E. An Introduction to the New Testament, Doubleday, 1997


Hebrew Bible


Septuagint


Deuterocanon


Pseudepigrapha


New Testament


Patristic


Rabbinic


Classical