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Bible Study: James: The Gospel in Shoe Leather
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- Author: James, the brother of Jesus
- Who was James?
- Recipients: The 12 tribes scattered among the nations; from a Jew to Jews.
- Date & Occasion: James was martyred in 62 AD; Date is debated, probably 44-48 AD, before the Council of Jerusalem (c. 48-50 AD).
Background & Outlines
NIV: James Introduction
ESV: James Introduction
Analysis of James – James Van Dine
David Malick (Bible.org): Introduction To The Book Of James
David Malick: Argument Of The Book Of James
James – Charles Swindoll
Synthetic Bible Studies – James – James Gray (1906)
Introduction and Notes on the Book of James – J Vernon McGee
Key to James – William Orr
Introduction to James – Myer Pearlman (1935)
James Introduction – Wil Pounds
Maps from Holman Bible Atlas
Romans, Palestine, and Herod the Great
The World of Jesus
Maps from Bible-History.com
Key words in James
Occurrences are based on New American Standard Text. “4x/3v” means the word appears 4 times in 3 verses. “3x” means the word appears 3 times in 3 verses.
faith (16x/12v) – Strong’s G4102 in Jas 1:3; Jas 1:6; Jas 2:1; Jas 2:5; Jas 2:14; Jas 2:17; Jas 2:18; Jas 2:20; Jas 2:22; Jas 2:24; Jas 2:26; Jas 5:15.
Lord (15x/14v) – Strong’s G2962 in Jas 1:1; Jas 1:7; Jas 1:12; Jas 2:1; Jas 3:9; Jas 4:10; Jas 4:15; Jas 5:4; Jas 5:7; Jas 5:8; Jas 5:10; Jas 5:11; Jas 5:14; Jas 5:15.
works (12x/ 9v) – Strong’s G2041 in Jas 2:14; Jas 2:17; Jas 2:18; Jas 2:20; Jas 2:21; Jas 2:22; Jas 2:24; Jas 2:25; Jas 2:26.
law (11x/7V) – Strong’s G3551 in Jas 1:25; Jas 2:8; Jas 2:9; Jas 2:10; Jas 2:11; Jas 2:12; Jas 4:11.
judge/judged (5x/3v) – Strong’s G2919 in Jas 2:12; Jas 4:11; Jas 4:12; Jas 5:9; Strong’s G2923 in Jas 4:11; Jas 4:12; Jas 5:9.
perfect (4x) – Strong’s G5046 in Jas 1:4; Jas 1:17; Jas 1:25; Jas 3:2.
sin (4x/3v) – Strong’s G266 in Jas 1:15; Jas 2:9; Jas 4:17.
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary: James the Brother of Jesus
Easton Bible Dictionary: James
Fausset Bible Dictionary: James
Holman Bible Dictionary: James
Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible: James
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: James
Kitto’s Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature: James
McClintock and Strong: James
The Nuttall Encyclopedia: James
Whyte’s Dictionary of Bible Characters James the Lord’s Brother
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary James, letter of
Fausset Bible Dictionary James, the General Epistle of
Smith Bible Dictionary James, the General Epistle of
The Jewish Encyclopedia James, General Epistle of
American Tract Society James, the Epistle of
Easton’s Bible Dictionary James, Epistle of
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia James, Epistle of
McClintock and Strong’s Bible Encyclopedia James, Epistle Of
The Nuttall Encyclopedia James, Epistle of