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James, Epistle of

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Author(s): Batten, Alicia J.
The Epistle of James consists of an intriguing combination of wisdom instruction, eschatological warning, and community exhortation. The letter counsels its audience on the importance of endurance and testing (e.g. Jas 1:3), careful control of speech and the tongue (e.g. Jas 3:1–12), and the importance of not showing partiality to the rich at the expense of the poor (e.g. Jas 2:1–12). Faithfulness to and reliance upon God are central to the letter (e.g. Jas 4:4–10; Jas 4:13–17), while the topic …
Date: 2020-09-21