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    Default Bible Study or commentaries on Book of James?

    I've been studying the Book of Janes recently and I was wondering if anybody could recommend some good bible studies, commentaries, etc, on it. I've got a few study Bibles but I was wondering if there was anything that went deeper. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Bible Study or commentaries on Book of James?

    Quote Originally Posted by skipp View Post
    I've been studying the Book of Janes recently and I was wondering if anybody could recommend some good bible studies, commentaries, etc, on it. I've got a few study Bibles but I was wondering if there was anything that went deeper. Thanks.
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    2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them we may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. ESV

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    Default Re: Bible Study or commentaries on Book of James?

    here is a very good, easy to understand study on James chapter 2 that BenFTW pointed me at earlier this year --

    James 2:14-26 - Faith Without Works is Dead? | Till He Comes

    here is sound, verse-by-verse exegetical teaching in mp3 form (a zip file of them) on the whole book by the late Vernon McGee, from his radio program --

    http://throughthebible.ca/zip/59_jam.zip (audio)

    http://thruthebible.ca/notes/James.pdf (pdf notes and outline)
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    Quote Originally Posted by skipp View Post
    I've been studying the Book of Janes recently and I was wondering if anybody could recommend some good bible studies, commentaries, etc, on it. I've got a few study Bibles but I was wondering if there was anything that went deeper. Thanks.
    You would listen to MENS COMMENTS on WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS?

    men who went to seminaries and learned how to twist the bible to whattver doctrine they want?
    no thanks.

    that is so sad

    why dont you pray and tread 1 2 3 john and 1 2 peter instead
    The power of Jesus blood is all powerful so you can stop sinning, change your life and even your desires!
    "I can do ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST!" even
    Jesus says "Go and sin no more!" Just like he said.
    Believe Jesus! Repent (give up sinning) by faith! because "The Blood of Jesus Christ gives power over ANY SIN FOREVER!
    Son of man, ...go to your people ... and say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign YAHWEH the Eternal Creator says!'
    Do this whether they listen to you or not." Ezekiel 3.10.




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    Did Jesus ever tell his disiples to go and buy the PHARISEEES comeentaries on the torah and follow them?
    no.

    that is not what we are to do

    we are to read the word of God and pray and leave the commentaries to the ones who have no faith in the word of God

    Luke 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour


    John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
    John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
    John 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.


    Martin Luther had NO COMMENTARIES

    and he blew the false church out of the water.

    where is your faith?

    read james
    that is what it means

    read james that is what it means
    read James that is what it means

    when things are repeated they are important
    The power of Jesus blood is all powerful so you can stop sinning, change your life and even your desires!
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    Jesus says "Go and sin no more!" Just like he said.
    Believe Jesus! Repent (give up sinning) by faith! because "The Blood of Jesus Christ gives power over ANY SIN FOREVER!
    Son of man, ...go to your people ... and say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign YAHWEH the Eternal Creator says!'
    Do this whether they listen to you or not." Ezekiel 3.10.




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    Quote Originally Posted by posthuman View Post
    here is a very good, easy to understand study on James chapter 2 that BenFTW pointed me at earlier this year --

    James 2:14-26 - Faith Without Works is Dead? | Till He Comes

    here is sound, verse-by-verse exegetical teaching in mp3 form (a zip file of them) on the whole book by the late Vernon McGee, from his radio program --

    http://throughthebible.ca/zip/59_jam.zip (audio)

    http://thruthebible.ca/notes/James.pdf (pdf notes and outline)
    Thank you so much, this will be incredibly helpful! God bless.
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    Thank you so much, this will be incredibly helpful! God bless.

    you're welcome! both of those were a great help to me too.

    i don't always agree with everything Mcgee has to say, but i love his simple, straightforward style and how he teaches the bible, the whole bible, not topics, theology, or one or two verses from here and there. just the bible, the whole thing. i've probably heard his whole 5-year teaching on the radio at least twice over my life, and listened to it all via mp3 twice more - what i linked to, he did for every book in the Bible, and it's all free from the same website.
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    Douglas Moo has a good commentary called "The Letter of James" in the Pillar New Testament Commentary.
    He discusses the various versions and translations, gets into genre, purpose, structure and theology. The book is at once accessible and scholarly.

    The NIV Application Commentary on James by David P. Nystrom is useful because it deals with cultural issues, and how to bridge the gap to contemporary times. And many of these NIV Application books are very critical of the NIV, so don't worry about bias.

    The Epistle of James in the New International Greek Testament Commentary by Peter H. Davids gets deeply into the exegetics of the Greek. Be prepared to know the Greek letters and have at least some rudimentary understanding of Koine Greek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela53510 View Post
    Douglas Moo has a good commentary called "The Letter of James" in the Pillar New Testament Commentary.
    He discusses the various versions and translations, gets into genre, purpose, structure and theology. The book is at once accessible and scholarly.

    The NIV Application Commentary on James by David P. Nystrom is useful because it deals with cultural issues, and how to bridge the gap to contemporary times. And many of these NIV Application books are very critical of the NIV, so don't worry about bias.

    The Epistle of James in the New International Greek Testament Commentary by Peter H. Davids gets deeply into the exegetics of the Greek. Be prepared to know the Greek letters and have at least some rudimentary understanding of Koine Greek.
    Thank you so much for these recommendations!
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    Default Re: Bible Study or commentaries on Book of James?

    Martin Luther's commentary on James
    "a strawyy epistle"
    short and not so sweet
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    Default Re: Bible Study or commentaries on Book of James?

    Quote Originally Posted by skipp View Post
    I've been studying the Book of Janes recently and I was wondering if anybody could recommend some good bible studies, commentaries, etc, on it. I've got a few study Bibles but I was wondering if there was anything that went deeper. Thanks.
    Zodhiates was a Greek scholar who did a lot of writing. Spiros Zodhiates did a very detailed study on James. You can read a short wiki entry on him here.

    Faith, Love and Hope : The Book of James, by Spiros Zodhiates. ISBN: 9780899575582. I can't find the book for under $50. Maybe wish list it on Amazon or Half.com or Ebay and patiently wait for a good price.

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    Warren Wiersbe does a great one for James. Very clear.
    Be Mature (James): Growing Up in Christ - Warren W. Wiersbe - Google Books
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    Quote Originally Posted by Test_F_i_2_Luv View Post
    Zodhiates was a Greek scholar who did a lot of writing. Spiros Zodhiates did a very detailed study on James. You can read a short wiki entry on him here.

    Faith, Love and Hope : The Book of James, by Spiros Zodhiates. ISBN: 9780899575582. I can't find the book for under $50. Maybe wish list it on Amazon or Half.com or Ebay and patiently wait for a good price.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukorin View Post
    Warren Wiersbe does a great one for James. Very clear.
    Be Mature (James): Growing Up in Christ - Warren W. Wiersbe - Google Books
    Thank you for the recommendation!

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    Thank you for the recommendation!
    Whaaa? You didn't appreciate my recommendation of Luther on James? hehe
    Actually, many think Luther was against James because of all the law statements. That's not true, Luther spoke kindly in many places of the Law; rather it was because he found very little Gospel (forgiveness on account of Christ) in it.

    I would recommend John Phillips on James, I've read some of his commentaries and are very readable, and accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossnote View Post
    Whaaa? You didn't appreciate my recommendation of Luther on James? hehe
    Actually, many think Luther was against James because of all the law statements. That's not true, Luther spoke kindly in many places of the Law; rather it was because he found very little Gospel (forgiveness on account of Christ) in it.

    I would recommend John Phillips on James, I've read some of his commentaries and are very readable, and accurate.
    Heh, your Luther rec did give me a chuckle.

    Thanks for the John Philips recommendation.

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    Default Re: Bible Study or commentaries on Book of James?

    This basic outline of themes in James may be a helpful start:

    Bible Background � How the Book of James fits together
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    Quote Originally Posted by Splagna View Post
    This basic outline of themes in James may be a helpful start:

    Bible Background � How the Book of James fits together
    Thank you so much!

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