The Role of Semitic Catchwords in Interpreting the Epistle of James

Bibliographic Information: 

Eng, Daniel K. “The Role of Semitic Catchwords in Interpreting the Epistle of James,” Tyndale Bulletin 70.2 (2019): 245-267.

Description

This article examines the arrangement of the Epistle of James in light of Semitic documents that display catchword association. James shows evidence of being a compilation, with adjacent sections frequently connected by a common cognate. After identifying patterns of catchword association in the Hebrew Bible, LXX, and Qumran, the article identifies instances of catchword association in the Epistle of James. Finally, some conclusions are drawn for James, including recommendations about the study of its genre, provenance, structure, and interpretation.

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Tyndale Bulletin