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Westminster Commentary on James – Richard John Knowling

This is an exegetical commentary on the Letter of James by Richard John Knowling, Professor of New Testament at King’s College, London. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain book available for digitisation.

Richard John Knowling [1851-1919], St James with an Introduction and Notes. Westminster Commentaries. London: Methuen & Co., 1904. Hbk. pp.160. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Prefatory Note
  • Preface
  • Introduction
    1. Interest of the Epistle
    2. Not only Jews, but Christian Jews
    3. Inference that the writer might be a hearer of our Lord, or at all events a Jew of Palestine
    4. Objections urged against the knowledge of Greek in this writer and answer to such objections
    5. If written by this James, terminus ad quem of his death
    6. Recent advocates of a very early date
    7. This practical bearing of the Epistle enables us to understand ii. 14-26, and the meaning of St James’s language
    8. Question of literary dependence between Romans and James Discussed
    9. Extra-canonical writings
    10. External evidence, why not more decisive
    11. Reasons why the epistle is still attacked
  • Text, Paraphrase and Additional Notes
  • Index

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