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Epistle of James

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Tim_D, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Tim_D

    Tim_D New Member

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    Was it James the brother of John or was it James the brother of Christ? Which James was it that stood up at the Council in Acts 15?:1_grouphug:
     
  2. mountainrun

    mountainrun New Member

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    John's brother was already dead at this point.

    Acts 12:1 At that time King Herod caused terrible suffering for some members of the church.
    12:2
    He ordered soldiers to cut off the head of James, the brother of John.

    MR
     
  3. Bro Tony

    Bro Tony New Member

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    The answer to both of your questions is James the half-brother of Jesus.

    Bro Tony
     
  4. Tim_D

    Tim_D New Member

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    Yeah....that is what I was thinking. :BangHead:
     
  5. Humblesmith

    Humblesmith New Member

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    I seem to remember Vernon McGee teaching that there were 3 James'........but I'd have to look it up..........
     
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    Jerome Well-Known Member

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    Yes, James son of Alphaeus, one of the Twelve, is the third.
     
  7. J.D.

    J.D. Active Member

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    If you can figure out which James is which James, you're a better man than me! I've been trying that for years and all I can come up with is scholars with different opinions.
     
  8. Gold Dragon

    Gold Dragon Active Member

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    The many James' of the NT.

    This site does a pretty good rundown of all the possible different James' in the NT. It says there were at least 2, probably 3 and possibly up to 8 different James'.

     
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    npetreley New Member

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    Or some variant, depending on whether or not one or more James had multiple personality disorder.
     
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