James is one of Jesus’ half-brothers who became a prominent figure in the early New Testament church. Scripture tells us that James was not originally a believer in Jesus (see Mark 3:21; John 7:5), but following Jesus’ resurrection became a pillar of the church in Jerusalem (Acts 12:17; 15; Galatians 1:18-20). He is most likely the author of the epistle of James due to the timing of the epistle and his prominence in the church at that time.
1st century A.D.
Location in the Bible
Matthew 13:55, Acts 12:17, 15, 21:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:7,Galatians 1:19, 2, James (author)