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James, Epistle of
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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). Faithful…

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Batten, Alicia J., “James, Epistle of”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00001741>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827



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