James 1.27… and Sirach 4.10

In reading several commentaries, I keep seeing James 1.27 referred back to Isaiah 1.15-16. Admittedly, because I don’t have the

Logos Bible Software

Check out, @Steve_Runge’s “High Definition Commentary: James”

One of the worst things about text messages is that you never really get the sense of the person talking.


is Peter quoting James, James quoting Peter or are both quoting Proverbs…or…

I don’t spend a lot of time in James since it includes very little about people going to hell, but

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Scratchpad: James, Wisdom, Doing

Classwork, kept it brief. Did my job: ___________ This passage, 1.1-8 is speaking to those who are undergoing trials (v2)


Wisdom’s Righteous Man as James’ Example of Suffering and Vindication

This conversation started on Rodney’s post, here. I thought that I might give a fuller explanation of my thoughts here.

New Testament

Timothy Luke Johnson on the New Christian Reality

James’ critique cuts deeper than that, however, for he challenges the very view of reality assumed by such “friends of


Sirach 4. 20-31 – Indifferent Humility

Continuing our Commentary on Sirach 4:20-31 (20)  Observe the right time, and beware of evil; and do not bring shame


From the Bible that is rarely read: Sirach 15.11-20

Do not say, “Because of the Lord I left the right way”; for he will not do what he hates.