The bible book of James was written by James, in Jerusalem and he completed it on 62 C.E. “He has gone out of his mind.”That is what Jesus’ relatives thought of him. During the time of his earthly ministry,” his brothers were, in facts not exercising faith in him,”and James along with Joseph, Simon and Judas, was not counted as one of Jesus ‘ earthly disciples.(Mark 3:21; John 7:5; Matt. 13:55) On what grounds can it be said, then, that James the half of Jesus wrote the Bible book that bears the name James?
The Record Shows that the resurrected Jesus appeared to James, and this no doubt convinced him beyond question that Jesus was the Messiah ( 1 Cor. 15:17) Acts 1:12-14 says that even before Pentecost, Mary and the brothers of Jesus were assembling for the prayer with apostles in an upper chamber in Jerusalem. But did not one of the apostles called James write the letter? No, for the beginning of the book of Hebrews the writer Identifies himself, not as apostles, but as’ a of the slave of Jesus Christ.’ Moreover, Jude’s introductory words, similar to those of James and Jude(or Judas) also as “a slave of Jesus Christ, but a brother of James.
(Jas. 1:1; Jude 1) from this we can safely conclude that James and Jude, the freshly half brothers of Jesus, wrote the Bible books that bear their names. James was eminently qualified to write a letter of counsel to the Christian congregation. He was greatly respected as an overseer in the Jerusalem in congregation.Paul speaks of “James the brother of the Lord” as one of the pillars ” in the congregation along with Cephas and John. (Gal. 1:19; 2:90 James’ prominence is indicated by peter’s sending immediate word to ” James and the brothers” after his release from prison.
And was it not James who acted as spokesman for ” the apostles and the older men” when Paul and Barnabas journeyed to Jerusalem to request a decision regarding circumcision? Incidentally, this decision and the letter of James both start with the identical salutation, “Greeting !” , another indication that they had a common writer.
James lost his life, according to historian Josephus tells us it was High Priest Ananus(Ananias), Sadducee, who as responsible for the death of James by stoning him. This happen after the death of the Roman governor Festus about 62 C.E., and before his successor, Albinus, took office.
The benefits of Reading the bible book James teaches about the keen discernment of the motives that James showed toward fellow Christian to build their faith up.