James was the son of Joseph and Mary. Therefore, he was assumed to be the brother of Jesus, although he was supernaturally implanted within the virgin Mary, that brings that relationship into question. In fact, James refers to himself as a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ
Although he was a committed Jew and appeared to have little to do with his older ‘brother’ before his crucifixion, James became a true disciple of Christ after his resurrection and served him faithfully as the senior elder in the Jerusalem church until he was martyred in AD62.
His letter is written to mainly Jewish Christians, who were living outside of Palestine due to the dispersion from their homeland. As a result of persecution and trouble, conflict had entered the churches, and they had splintered into fighting factions. James writes of the need for reconciliation.
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The studies in this book are based primarily on the NIV translation published in 1984.