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  1. James, brother of Jesus James the Just, or a variation of James, brother of the Lord ( Latin: Iacobus from Hebrew: יעקב, Ya'akov and Greek: Ἰάκωβος, Iákōbos, can also be Anglicized as "Jacob"), was "a brother of Jesus ", according to the New Testament. He was an early leader of the Jerusalem Church of the Apostolic Age.

  2. Mar 03, 2022 · Some argue that James the brother of Jesus and Jesus’ disciple James, son of Alphaeus might be the same person. To explain the disparity in fathers’ names, these scholars suggest that James is a cousin or stepbrother of Jesus. While possible, it seems unlikely, as Jesus’ brothers did not believe He was the Messiah.

  3. Jan 05, 2022 · Who was James, the brother of Jesus, in the Bible? Answer James was a son of Mary and Joseph and therefore a half-brother to Jesus and brother to Joseph, Simon, Judas, and their sisters ( Matthew 13:55 ). In the Gospels, James is mentioned a couple of times, but at that time he misunderstood Jesus’ ministry and was not a believer ( John 7:2-5 ).

  4. James, the brother of the Lord, has been identified by various scholars as either a son of St. Joseph from a previous marriage or as a cousin of Jesus. The Protoevangelium of James describes St. Joseph as a widower with children. Based on this tradition some Catholics have believed James to have been a step-brother to Jesus.

  5. THE GREATEST STATEMENT MADE BY JAMES THE BROTHER OF CHRIST: "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up."

  6. Feb 03, 2003 · As for Jesus' half brothers, James is the anglicized Greek form of the Hebrew Ya'akov, or Jacob, the same name as that of the Hebrew patriarch who was the son of Isaac and the grandson of Abraham. Joses is another form of Joseph. Simon's Hebrew name was Simeon, the name of another of Jacob's sons and father of one of the 12 tribes of Israel.

  7. Jan 29, 2019 · So it’s a pretty amazing historical fact that Jesusbrother James, who probably wore Jesus’ hand-me-downs, later as an adult converted to Christianity. And we know that he was sincere about his belief because he died for it. James’ martyrdom wasn’t just recorded in Christian sources ( Hegesippus) but by the 1st-century Jewish historian Josephus.

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