The epistle of James as evidence of pre-christian christianity?

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Giuseppe
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The epistle of James as evidence of pre-christian christianity?

Post by Giuseppe » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:43 am

The hypothesis seems to be plausible insofar the ''Lord'' who is meant in the epistle is really YHWH named as Jesus.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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Re: The epistle of James as evidence of pre-christian christianity?

Post by Giuseppe » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:39 am


Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord's coming

(James 5:7)

Isn't this the same prediction of John the Baptist (of the Gospels)? That who will come is YHWH himself and not Jesus?
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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Re: The epistle of James as evidence of pre-christian christianity?

Post by Bernard Muller » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:10 pm

to Giuseppe,
That who will come is YHWH himself and not Jesus?
Definitively God (YHWH) himself, according to the verses which follow 5:7, more so 5:10-11 (where that Lord is the God of the prophets and Job)

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