Archive for the 'Epistle_of_James' Category

NIV 2011 and James 3:1

Friday, November 5th, 2010

So, I’ve not really followed very closely the whole controversy/hubbub about the NIV 2011. It has something to do with dissatisfaction with the TNIV*, but I won’t get into that.  In my humble opinion, they should just call this next revision “Tomorrow’s NIV”. . .  JK. Folks are calling it the NIV 2011, among other [...]

Deppe’s “The Sayings of Jesus in the Paraenesis of James”

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Dean Deppe, professor at Calvin Theological Seminary wrote his PhD dissertation on “The Sayings of Jesus in the Epistle of James”. This dissertation has been cited by scholars as one of the most important works on the Epistle of James’ use of Jesus’ teachings. For instance, Richard Bauckham notes:
Deppe’s very thorough study (unfortunately not easily [...]

help with an article?

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

William R. Baker (of Cincinnati Christian University) recently published an article in the Tyndale Bulletin titled “Searching for the Holy Spirit in the Epistle of James: Is ‘Wisdom’ Equivalent?” (TynBul 59.2 [November 2008]). I believe that this is a revision of a paper that Dr. Baker presented at ETS (available at Reclaiming the Mind).
Baker’s article [...]

The Epistle of James at Boston SBL

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Michael Bird at Euangelion notes that a draft of the Boston SBL program has been posted. Here’s my own “bird’s eye view” of papers presented on the Epistle of James, or the “historical James”:

A New Fragment of James from Oxyrhynchus / Michael Theophilos, University of Oxford
It is not insignificant that 42% of published New Testament [...]

Wikindx anyone? Anyone? Anyone?

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Does anyone out there know how to implement Wikindx on a site hosted by Yahoo? Anyone . . . ? Anyone . . . ? The James Bibliography on ΑΓΑΠΗΣΕΙΣ reminds me of a project I’ve had on the back burner. I’ve been meaning to put together a James bibliography for some time now, but [...]

Epistle of James Bibliography at ΑΓΑΠΗΣΕΙΣ

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

“Zephyr,” at ΑΓΑΠΗΣΕΙΣ, has been posting a running bibliography on “Recent Scholarship” on the Epistle of James [link]. It’s a great list, and I’m sure it will continue to grow [see his latest update]. If you know of any more texts, be sure to submit them by way of the comments!

James in the Apostolic Fathers, Continued…

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Below is a table that summarizes the location of possible allusions to James in the Apostolic Fathers. I have not noted those parallels between James and the Shepherd of Hermas that are given a “C” classification in the NTAF.1 Special attention must be paid to Hermas as it contains the vast majority of parallels.

Apostolic Fathers
Cited [...]

James in the Apostolic Fathers

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Rick Brannan at has been writing a blog series on “The Pastoral Epistles in the Apostolic Fathers.” His interest was sparked, in part, by his discovery of the The New Testament in the Apostolic Fathers (Oxford: Clarendon, 1905), a text available as a PDF at the Internet Archives (10MB). This title could be available [...]

Biblica 88.1 (2007) - James 4:1-4

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Biblica 88.1 (2007) has just been released to the web. It features an article on James 4:1-4 and the “two ways” tradition. Here is the publication info and abstract:
H. van de Sandt, «James 4,1-4 in the Light of the Jewish Two Ways Tradition 3,1-6» , Vol. 88(2007) 38-63.
The author of the Letter of James accuses [...]

Sirach’s Elijah in James

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Tim Brookins at Scripta de Divinis is posting a great series on Jewish intertestamental literature. His last post highlights the Wisdom of Sirach (hat tip M. Goodacre). In his post, Brookins highlights a few parallels between Sirach and the NT, including one parallel in James:
Eccl. 15:11-13, James 1:17

Ecc. 15:11-13 – “Do not say, ‘It was [...]