Authorship of James


#1

What is known about the authorship of the book of James? I will be discussing this with a Protestant who is being taught that it’s the half-brother of Jesus.

Thanks in advance.
Krishna. (I am Catholic, my name is Krishna.)


#2

Please go to the Catholic Encyclopedia and read the article on the Brethren of the Lord. While you could agree with your Protestant friend that James is a “brother of the Lord”, you will have to show him that this does not mean that they are biological brothers. The article will give you what you need to prove your point:[LIST]
*]Brethren of the Lord[/LIST]This article will also help, but the one just mentioned addresses the conflict that you are having with him head-on:[LIST]
*]Epistle of Saint James[/LIST]


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