23 October, New Testament
The New Testament refers to this James as the brother of Jesus (Galatians 1:19). He led the Christian congregation in Jerusalem for many years, garnering the title “Bishop of Jerusalem” among many in Christendom. He is often credited with authorship of the Epistle of James, although the Epistle itself does not state this explicitly.
James is mentioned briefly in connection with Jesus’ visit to Nazareth (Matthew 13:55; Mark 6:3). John 7:2-5. . . Read All tells us that Jesus’ brothers did not believe in Him and from this, as well as references in early Christian writers, we infer that James was not a disciple of the Lord until after the Resurrection. When Paul lists our