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Bibil Identifier bibil:204102
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Jacques le juste et son épître (Première partie)
Author Nodet, Étienne
Journal Revue Biblique (Volume: 116, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language French
Pages 415-439 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Where does the Epistle of James come from ? The usual objections against its genuineness as it stands can be removed, not by scrutinizing its content, but by studying the outstanding personality of James the Righteous, « brother of the Lord », who was expecting the Messiah to come soon. A leader or « bishop » of the Nazoreans, he was renowned in Judaea. In spite of his remaining strictly Jewish, he was able to discern the importance of the mission of Peter and Paul, but without joining it. Legally killed by a Sadducean high priest, he was deemed to be a martyr, as the accounts given by Josephus and Eusebius show. Thus he became a major character in Acts, both on the stage and in the background. His fame grew well beyond the Nazorean faction, and one of the DSS styles him as a « Teacher of Righteousness ».
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : James, Brother of the Lord
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Catholic Epistles : James
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