[73], Hegesippus cites that "the Scribes and Pharisees placed James upon the pinnacle of the temple, and threw down the just man, and they began to stone him, for he was not killed by the fall. He drank no wine or other intoxicating liquor, nor did he eat flesh; no razor came upon his head; he did not anoint himself with oil, nor make use of the bath. James the Just was not only Jesus’ younger brother, but also his successor as leader of the first Christians. Tasker[57] and D. Hill,[58] say the Matthew 1:25 statement that Joseph "knew her not until she had brought forth her firstborn son" to mean that Joseph and Mary did have normal marital relations after Jesus' birth, and that James, Joses, Jude, and Simon, were the natural sons of Mary and Joseph and, thus, half brothers of Jesus. “I was stunned,” he later recounted. James the Just was the oldest brother of Jesus and one of the leaders of the early Christian community in Jerusalem. It was the seat of the Apostle’s Council (led by James), the Mother Church and it was the epicentre of a new spiritual current that was about to conquer the world. John also mentions the "sister" of the mother of Jesus, often identified with Mary of Clopas due to grammar. For example, Matthew 13:55–56 says, "Isn't this the carpenter's son? Clement of Alexandria (late 2nd century) wrote in the sixth book of his Hypotyposes that James the Just was chosen as a bishop of Jerusalem by Peter, James (the Greater) and John: "For they say that Peter and James and John after the ascension of our Saviour, as if also preferred by our Lord, strove not after honor, but chose James the Just bishop of Jerusalem. While the ‘scholars’ are still arguing over Jesus’ existence, faithful Christians might be more shocked by the claim that their ‘Saviour and Redeemer’ supposedly had a natural brother. James was called "the Just" because of his righteousness and piety. In the preceding verse, the same Greek word "adelphos" (brother) is used, but not in a blood-relation sense: Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. I … Behold, I shall reveal to you those [things] that [neither the] heavens nor their archons4 have known… Behold, I shall reveal to you everything, my beloved” (SAJ 50:15-22). In the dialogue, Peter speaks twice (3:12; 9:1) but misunderstands Jesus. And so he suffered martyrdom; and they buried him on the spot, and the pillar erected to his memory still remains, close by the temple. Specifically, it appeared that the inscription had been added recently and made to look old by addition of a chalk solution. The name also helps distinguish him from other important figures in early Christianity of the same name, such as James, son of Zebedee. If we look beyond the Bible and study the early Christian literature, the person of James shines in a much brighter light. 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James the Just was not only Jesus’ younger brother, but also his successor as leader of the first Christians. The Gospel of John never mentions anyone called James, but mentions Jesus' unnamed "brothers" as being present with Mary when Jesus attended the wedding at Cana (John 2:12), and later that his brothers did not believe in him (John 7:5). Read here the forgotten story of a man whose memory was deliberately erased by the Church. The ossuary would be their first direct archaeological proof of the reality of the person Jesus. [19] He supported them all in being against the requirement (Peter had cited his earlier revelation from God regarding Gentiles) and suggested prohibitions about eating blood as well as meat sacrificed to idols and fornication. James, along with the others named "brothers" of Jesus, are said by others to have been Jesus' cousins. James was born on April 24 1732, in Inchture Perth Scotland. [35][note 8]. In historical fiction set in that era, written by later writers, there's likely to be mention of the terrible epidemic, and it may even claim a minor character or two. On October 23, James the Just is commemorated in the Episcopal Church in America and in the Eastern Orthodox churches. André Lemaire counters: “The shape of the letters and the grammar were legitimate. He has been called the Just by all from the time of our Saviour to the present day; for there were many that bore the name of James. The disciples said to Jesus, “We know that you are going to leave us. (1) Mary the mother of the Lord; (2) Mary the wife of Cleophas or Alphaeus, who was the mother of James the bishop and apostle, and of Simon and Thaddeus, and of one Joseph; (3) Mary Salome, wife of Zebedee, mother of John the evangelist and James; (4) Mary Magdalene. Like Joseph and even Jesus, James (Ya’akov) was a very common name at that time. After this, there is only one more mention of James in Acts, meeting with Paul shortly before Paul's arrest: "And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly. (1 Corinthians 15:6), There is a James mentioned in Acts, which the Catholic Encyclopedia identifies with James, the brother of Jesus: "but he [Peter], beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. JAMES THE JUST, NONBLOOD 'BROTHER'. 28 Dec. 2014, "The Golden Legend (Aurea Legenda), Volume Three, Of S. James the Less", Fragments from the Acts of the Church; Concerning the Martyrdom of James, the Brother of the Lord, from Book 5, Ante-Nicene Christian Library, Vol XXII, P142, Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, Vol II, Chapter XXIII, "The Authenticity of the James Ossuary and the Jehoash Tablet Inscriptions – Summary of Expert Trial Witnesses", "on Oded Golan Matti Myllykoski concluded: "The authenticity and significance of the ossuary has been defended by Shanks (2003), while many scholars – relying on convincing evidence, to say the least – strongly suspect that it is a modern forgery", "Golan and Deutsch Acquitted of All Forgery Charges", "Oded Golan is not guilty of forgery. The Jerusalem Church was an early Christian community located in Jerusalem, of which James and Peter were leaders. Paul was affiliated with this community, and took his central kerygma, as described in 1 Corinthians 15, from this community. affirms the existence of the historical Jesus. In Israel there has even been an ongoing trial that started five years ago and whose verdict is due any time. Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 7 then he appeared to James; then to all the apostles; 8 and last of all, as to the [child] untimely born, he appeared to me also.[31]. Here are just a few things we can know about James. Vespasian's siege and capture of Jerusalem delayed the selection of Simeon of Jerusalem to succeed James. [citation needed]. Fragment X of Papias (writing in the second century) refers to "James the bishop and apostle". The Second Apocalypse even refers to James as the “Guardian of Heaven’s Gate,” which of course reminds us of the role traditionally assigned to Peter at the Pearly Gates. Helen was born on November 25 1762, in Inchture Perth Scotland. With such an important historical discovery, there was certainly no lack of doubting voices, voices that spoke of forgery. I do not want to engage in this debate, but I will quickly list the data. And from those who seemed to be influential (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)—those, I say, who seemed influential added nothing to me. According to Jerome (4th century), James, the Lord’s brother, was an apostle, too; Jerome quotes Scriptures as a proof in his work "The Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary", writing the following: Notice, moreover, that the Lord's brother is an apostle, since Paul says «Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and tarried with him fifteen days. In the full text you will also read about James’ cruel end and why many of his contemporaries associated the decline of Jerusalem with his martyr’s death. [50], The Apocryphon of James, the sole copy of which was found in the Nag Hammadi library and which may have been written in Egypt in the 3rd century,[51] recounts a post-resurrection appearance of the risen Christ to James and Peter that James is said to have recorded in Hebrew. I … According to tradition, he was the first formal leader or bishop of Jerusalem, the author of the James in the New Testament, and the first of the Seventy of Luke 10:1-20. "[91][92], "James the Just" redirects here. For the Jews slew him, although he was a most just man.»"[73]. They were accused of being part of a forgery ring that had been operating for more than 20 years. James the Just and Christian origins / edited by Bruce Chilton and Craig A. Evans. Jesus’ surviving brother James (“James the Just”) assumed the leadership of the local Jerusalem nazirite Orthodox Jewish group upon the death of Jesus. [56] Karl Keating argues that Mary and Joseph rushed without hesitation straight back to Jerusalem, when they realized Jesus was lost, which they would surely have thought twice about doing if there were other children (Jesus' siblings) to look after.[61]. The just man is praying for us." Find the article in our Facts are Facts print edition no.9. Following the second destruction of Jerusalem and the rebuilding of the city as Aelia Capitolina, subsequent bishops were Greeks. And shortly after Vespasian besieged Judaea, taking them captive. Others, such as K. Beyer, point out that Greek ἕως οὗ (until) after a negative "often has no implication at all about what happened after the limit of the 'until' was reached". Robert Esenman, James the Just in the Habakkuk Pesher. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph, and Salome. In the November 2002 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, André Lemaire of the Sorbonne University in Paris published the report that an ossuary bearing the inscription "Ya'aqov bar Yosef achui d'Yeshua" ("James son of Joseph brother of Jesus") had been identified belonging to a collector, Oded Golan. Some apocryphal gospels testify to the reverence Jewish followers of Jesus had for James. James the Just: Christianity's Forgotten Hero. The Roman Church has unfortunately confused James the Just with one of the Twelve, James the son of Alphaeus (Acts 1:13), and commemorates him under that name on May 3. We will explore which feeble tricks the Church used to explain these facts away, why Jesus cannot have been conceived by the Holy Ghost, and what this all has to do with celibacy in a later edition of Facts are Facts. These proponents find it unlikely that Mary would be referred to by her natural children other than Jesus at such a significant time (James happens to be the brother of one Joses, as spelled in Mark, or Joseph, as in Matthew).[68][70]. John Dominic Crossan suggested that James was probably Jesus' older brother.[71]. Ancient scriptures such as the Apocryphon of James or the First and Second Apocalypse of James confirm something that also appears in the Gospel of Thomas:3 It was Jesus himself who appointed his brother James as his only successor. The Pauline epistles, from about the sixth decade of the 1st century, have two passages mentioning a James. The Encyclopædia Britannica relates that "James the Lord's brother was a Christian apostle, according to St. Paul, although not one of the original Twelve Apostles. (Mark 15:40). If he is an apostle, he must be the son of Alphæus and a believer in Jesus, The only conclusion is that the Mary, who is described as the mother of James the Less was the wife of Alphæus and sister of Mary the Lord's mother, the one who is called by John the Evangelist "Mary of Clopas"[43]:F.15. [80] The High Priest Hanan ben Hanan (Ananus ben Ananus) took advantage of this lack of imperial oversight to assemble a Sanhedrin (although the correct translation of the Greek synhedrion kriton is "a council of judges"), who condemned James "on the charge of breaking the law", then had him executed by stoning. Jesus said to them, "No matter where you come [from] it is to James the Just that you shall go, for whose sake heaven and earth have come to exist. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. We entreat thee to persuade all who have come hither for the day of the passover, concerning Jesus. The following is adapted from The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius Pamphilus. This man was a true witness to both Jews and Greeks that Jesus is the Christ. According to legend, his body, along with his followers, sailed to the Iberian Peninsula on a rudderless ship with no sail. (1886), "The Ante-Nicene Fathers: The twelve patriarchs, Excerpts and epistles, The Clementina, Apocrypha, Decretals, Memoirs of Edessa and Syriac documents, Remains of the first ages", C. Scribner's Sons, pp. When Paul arrives in Jerusalem to deliver the money he raised for the faithful there, it is to James that he speaks, and it is James who insists that Paul ritually cleanse himself at Herod's Temple to prove his faith and deny rumors of teaching rebellion against the Torah (Acts 21:18ff). And he departed, and went into another place. "The Brethren of Jesus". This Ebionite/Nazarene movement was made up of mostly Jewish followers of John the Baptizer and later Jesus, who were concentrated in Palestine and surrounding regions and led by “James the Just” (the oldest brother of Jesus), and flourished between the years 30-80 C.E. [citation needed], The pseudepigraphical Second Apocalypse of James names James's father Theudas rather than Joseph, who is presented as the biological father of James by the mid 2nd century Protevangelium of James. The Jerusalem Church was an early Christian community located in Jerusalem, of which James and Peter were leaders. To the scribes' and Pharisees' dismay, James boldly testified that "Christ himself sitteth in heaven, at the right hand of the Great Power, and shall come on the clouds of heaven". When Peter, having miraculously escaped from prison, must flee Jerusalem due to Herod Agrippa's persecution, he asks that James be informed (Acts 12:17). Apostle, the Lord's brother", "Ante-Nicene Fathers: The Same Hippolytus on the Seventy Apostles", "When and Why Was the Acts of the Apostles Written? James is presented a principal author of the Apostolic Decree of Acts 15. And so he ruled the church of Jerusalem thirty years, that is, until the seventh year of Nero. For, in order to attend the passover, all the tribes have congregated hither, and some of the Gentiles also. [73][74], These two works of Hippolytus are often neglected because the manuscripts were lost during most of the church age and then found in Greece in the 19th century. (Acts 21:17–18), The Synoptic Gospels, similarly to the Epistle to the Galatians, recognize a core group of three disciples (Peter, John and James) having the same names as those given by Paul. And he said, Go show these things unto James, and to the brethren. “You can read it quite easily: James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.”. But let us go up and throw him down, that they may be afraid, and not believe him. Since this Clopas is, according to Eusebius, Joseph of Nazareth's brother (see above) and this Mary is said to be Mary of Nazareth's sister, James could be related to Jesus by blood and law.[9]. He was also the one who gave the Apostles their missionary assignments after Jesus’ crucifixion and decided that he himself would go to Jerusalem to build up the Mother Church. The record says: They came, therefore, in a body to James, and said: "We entreat thee, restrain the people: for they have gone astray in their opinions about Jesus, as if he were the Christ. Read here a critical analysis of Simon Peter, the patron saint of Christianity in general and the Roman Church in particular: Simon Peter: Built on the Wrong Rock. ...Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery—to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you. James was the last named figure to speak, after Peter, Paul, and Barnabas; he delivered what he called his "decision" (Acts 15:13-21 NRSV) – the original sense is closer to "opinion". Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Jude? (Matthew 27:56). He was also known as the half-brother of Jesus and author of the Epistle of James. By repeatedly referring to his brother as “beloved”, Jesus was clearly indicating that he had selected James to be his spiritual heir and successor. Hegesippus (c.110–c.180), wrote five books (now lost except for some quotations by Eusebius) of Commentaries on the Acts of the Church. James is also an authority in the early church at the Council of Jerusalem (James is quoting Amos 9:11–12): And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. Catholics and Eastern Orthodox, as well as some Anglicans and Lutherans, teach that James, along with others named in the New Testament as "brothers"[note 1] of Jesus, were not the biological children of Mary, but were possibly cousins of Jesus,[4] or half-brothers from a previous marriage of Joseph (as related in the Gospel of James). "[90] However, on March 14, 2012, Golan was declared not guilty of all charges of forgery, though with the judge saying this acquittal "does not mean that the inscription on the ossuary is authentic or that it was written 2,000 years ago" and "it was not proven in any way that the words 'the brother of Jesus' necessarily refer to the 'Jesus' who appears in Christian writings. If Christianity had built its church on this rock, the world would be a different place today. His feast days are on October 23, December 26 and the next Sunday of the Nativity along with King David and Saint Joseph and January 4 among the Seventy Apostles. Luke, for example, never mentions him in his gospel. "The Brethren of the Lord." It mentions at least two different people named James. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, James is commemorated as "Apostle James the Just, brother of Our Lord", and as such, multiple days are assigned to his feasts. 5 and that he appeared to Cephas; then to the twelve; As most scholars consider them spurious, they are often ascribed to Pseudo-Hippolytus. The Gospel of the Hebrews confirms the account of Paul in 1 Corinthians regarding the risen Jesus' appearance to James. Jerome also concluded that James "the brother of the Lord" is the same as James the Less. The Gospels, with disputed datings ranging from about 50 to as late as 130 AD, describe the period of Jesus' ministry, around 30-33 AD. The remains, or relics, of St James the Greater, were then transported by his followers to the Iberian Peninsula (today’s Galicia in Spain) and are said to be buried in Santiago de Compostela, which is why St James the Greater is the patron saint of Spain.. Check out our website! 9004115501. format(s) Book Back; 0 Marked; Mark; Options Refworks Print Link Email Cite Request Get help Holdings. And a little further on the Lord says, 'bring a table and bread.' If Christianity had built its church on this rock, the world would be a different place today. And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. Only James is addressed by name (6:20), and James is the more dominant of the two. Find out more here: Reincarnation: The Church's Biggest Lie. insist that James was a "perpetual virgin" from the womb, a term which according to Robert Eisenman was later converted to his mother, Mary. Paul describes James as being one of the persons to whom the risen Christ showed himself,[note 4] and in Galatians 2:9, Paul mentions James with Cephas and John the Apostle as the three "pillars" of the Church.[17]. Jerome concluded that James "the brother of the Lord", (Galatians 1:19) is therefore James, son of Alphaeus, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, and the son of Mary Cleophas.[9]. Along the way, he got the title, “James the Just.” Interpretation of the phrase "brother of the Lord" and similar phrases is divided between those who believe that Mary had additional children after Jesus and those who hold the perpetual virginity of Mary (Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and some Protestants, such as many Anglicans and some Lutherans). [14], Modern historians of the early Christian churches tend to place James in the tradition of Jewish Christianity; whereas Paul emphasized faith over observance of Mosaic Law, James is thought to have espoused the opposite position. 218-222, Eisenman, Robert (2002), James, the Brother of Jesus" (Watkins), Hill D., The Gospel of Matthew, p80 (1972) Marshall, Morgan and Scott:London, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, Constantine Zalalas: Holy Theotokos: Apologetic Study, This position is articulated in footnotes of the, Ante-Nicean Fathers, ed. The Pauline epistles and the later chapters of the Acts of the Apostles portray James as an important figure in the Christian community of Jerusalem. James the Just in Eusebius. Everywhere he is simply… James. The second-century writer and historian Hegesippus referred to Jesus' brother as James the Just and characterized him as zealous for the law of God. According to the BBC, "when the police took Oded Golan into custody and searched his apartment they discovered a workshop with a range of tools, materials, and half finished 'antiquities'. 53). [9], Mary of Clopas is suggested to be the same as "Mary, the mother of James the younger and Joses", "Mary the mother of James and Joseph" and the "other Mary" in Jesus' crucifixion and post-resurrection accounts in the Synoptic Gospels. [21] There is no mention of James in the Gospel of John or the early portions of the Acts of the Apostles. It was only much later, in response to the Reformation, that the Roman Church declared the dogma of Mary's perpetual virginity. These four are found in the Gospel...(Fragment X)[32], Thus James, the brother of the Lord would be the son of Alphaeus, who is the husband of Mary the wife of Cleophas or Mary the wife of Alphaeus. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother. Epiphanius and other Church fathers also confirm James’ spiritual authority. x, 299 p. ISBN. According to Philip Schaff in 1904, this account by "Hegesippus has been cited over and over again by historians as assigning the date of the martyrdom to 69," though he challenged the assumption that Hegesippus gives anything to denote such a date. https://www.drivethruhistory.com/subscribe/ Like this clip? Mary "of Clopas" is often interpreted as Mary, "wife of Clopas". the pontifex maximus) between the two other "prominent leading figures", Paul and James the Just.[20]. The ossuary was exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, late that year; but on June 18, 2003, the Israeli Antiquities Authority published a report concluding, based on an analysis of the patina, that the inscription is a modern forgery. With a running time of over three hours, 90 percent of Titanic focuses on the fictional love story of Jack (Leonardo Di Caprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) with plenty of distractions (including, ahem, Billy Zane as Rose’s fiancé).Director James Cameron’s version of events favours spectacle over specifics, relying more on heart than history. The Protevangelium of James (a 2nd century apocryphal gospel also called the Gospel of James or the Infancy Gospel of James), says that Mary was betrothed to Joseph and that he already had children. For many bore the name of James; but this one was holy from his mother's womb. In the list of the disciples found in the Gospels, two disciples whose names are James, the son of Alphaeus and James, son of Zebedee are mentioned in the list of the twelve disciples: (Matthew 10:1–4). James was called "the Just" because of his ascetic practices, which involved taking Nazarite vows. The author of the Epistle of Jude notes that he is a brother of James in that epistle's opening paragraph. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee's sons. '", "Jerusalem in Early Christian Thought" p75, Wilhelm Schneemelcher, Neutestamentarische Apokryphen. It is probably for this reason that James appears relatively infrequently in the New Testament, considering the authority that he actually possessed. James's name always appears first in lists, which suggests he was the eldest among them. (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!) [43] Luke's reporting of the visit of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus to the Temple of Jerusalem when Jesus was 12 years old makes no reference to any of Jesus' half-brothers. He was holy from his mother's womb; and he drank no wine nor strong drink, nor did he eat flesh. The Epistle of James has been traditionally attributed to James the Just since 253,[26][27] but, according to Dan McCartney, it is now common for scholars to disagree on its authorship.[28]. Eusebius records that Clement of Alexandria related, "This James, whom the people of old called the Just because of his outstanding virtue, was the first, as the record tells us, to be elected to the episcopal throne of the Jerusalem church. Josephus’s mention of Jesus to specify which James was being executed by the high priest Ananus in 62 C.E. The name also helps distinguish him from other important figures in early Christianity, such as James, son of Zebedee. John Painter (PhD, Durham University) is biblical research scholar and professor of theology at the Charles Sturt University School of Theology in Canberra, Australia. In describing James's ascetic lifestyle, Eusebius's Ecclesiastical History (Book II, 23) quotes Hegesippus' account of James from the fifth book of Commentaries on the Acts of the Church: James, the Lord's brother, succeeds to the government of the Church, in conjunction with the apostles. Mary and Joseph had at least seven children of their own, the names of which are listed by the evangelist Mark (Mark 6:1-3). Another attempt to distance James the Just from the Companions of Jesus would have been the cloning of James the Just as James the son of "Alphaeus," which name Papias says is interchangeable with "Cleophas," who happens to be the father of Simeon, James' successor as … The term “beloved” was a very common designation with a clear meaning. In this case, James was one of Joseph's children from his previous marriage and, therefore, Jesus' stepbrother. 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