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Unformatted text preview: o Citations of Jewish Scriptures James 2:8-Leviticus o Similarities with Jewish wisdom traditions o Jewish book of wisdom James and Paul o Paul says, we are saved by faith and grave alone o James says, faith w/o works is dead o Pauls fruits of the sprit = James wisdom form above- Christian life Echoes of the Teachings of Jesus in the Epistle of James o The book of James only mentions Christ twice- which is why people think that this is a Jewish book with a very slim Christian veneer o James used the word Blessed just like Jesus did- tempted or tested of your faith o Do not swear at all, either by heaven or by earth- on swearing o Do no store up for yourselves treasure- on riches Major teachings o Testing produces joy (1:2-4) o Wisdom through prayer (1:5-8) o Poverty Excels Wealth (1:9-11)...
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- Fall '08