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Pamphlet #4638

My highlighted verses:James 1:1  James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

Note: James was not writing to the Jews as we know them today, not the little country currently living in the middle east which is made up of a few members of the tribe of Judah (those few who returned with Ezra in the 5th century BC) but mostly of kenites. If he meant his letter for them he could have hand carried it across town when he wrote it in 45 AD; after all he wrote it from Jerusalem! No, he was writing to the 12 tribes of Israelites who had been scattered abroad in 721 BC by the Assyrians (see 2 Kings 18:9-13) not to be confused with the Babylonian captivity which took place when King Nebbuchadnezze,r 140 years later, carried away those Israelites (mostly Judahiats and Benjaminiats) that remained in Judea. Only a remnant of Judahiats were left for Nebuchadnezzer to take to Babylon. (see 2 Kings 19:4) Yes, the same 12 tribes of Israelites who settled in the near east and throughout Europe and later America, i.e. Jesus' lost sheep who recognized his voice and became the Christian nations of the world! 
James 1:1
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
Isn't it fascinating that the name "James" is the same as "Jacob" in Hebrew?

Jacob, whose name means "supplanter" and whose name was changed to Israel, was of course the patriarch of the 12 tribes, the father of his twelve sons.

That should help put the context of this letter in a proper loving perspective, a father to his sons.

Here's the Strong's definition of James:

James = Iakobos, ee-ak'-o-bos, Greek 2385; the same as Greek 2384 (Iakob) Gr'cized; Jacobus, the name of three Israelites :- James.
So, in order then to understand this letter it is imperative that one knows to whom it was written, which we just read.

And since we all ready noted that the timeframe for the instructions of this book is the last days just before the return of Christ, to those waiting patiently on the Lord's return, it follows that you must know where the scattered tribes are today, particularly the so-called 10 Lost Tribes!

If you are new to studying God's Word in depth and do not know where they are and who the peoples of Great Britain, the US, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Holland, etc., etc, i.e. basically the Christian nations of the world, log untoPamphlet #1064 or Pamphlet #1020 under Table of Contents "Wisdom" on the this American Wisdom Series site.

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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