"James, Letter of"

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The Epistle of James expressses the legacy of James the brother of Jesus in relation to Judaism after the destruction of Jerusalem and the dispersion of Jews into the Roman Empire. It is addressed to the Twelve Tribes of the diaspora and sets to provide a basis of life for Jews living in living in the difficult circumstances of the Empire. James draws on the tradition of Jesus and the Wisdom tradition of Israel in providing encoouragement and instruction for his readers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible. (I-Ma. Volume 3)
EditorsKatharine Doob Sakenfeld
Place of PublicationNashville
PublisherAbingdon Press
Number of pages2
EditionA-Z alphabetical order
ISBN (Print)9780687333653
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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