: A.D. 4350
The letter is a very practical review of the Christian faith in
the life of a believer. Addressing the everyday problems of temptation,
listening, favouritism, faith, taming the tongue, submission,
patience and sickness, James gives clear and encouraging advice
on how to advance in godliness. It is not directed at any particular
church, but rather to Jewish believers in general.
not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what
it says" (1:22).
by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead" (2:17).