A study of the book of James isn’t complete without knowing who James is and the Jewish meanings of the text, but we could say that about all of the books of the Bible. The Messianic commentary, “James the Just”, tries to present an understanding of Scripture where regular commentaries may not–the Jewish concepts behind James’ writings. The most interesting part of the book is the chapter on the concept of faith and works. The book offers some helpful information; however, it can be sometimes hard to follow and seems to repeat itself. Be sure to read this book in conjunction with the book of James and other commentaries.
This book was not as helpful as I had hoped it would be because it was too much work to understand and the author repeated himself. It wasn’t a true commentary and was just essays on certain topics in the book of James.
Dr. Friedman is the former Academic Dean and Professor of Jewish Studies at King of Kings College in Jerusalem, Israel. He lectures internationally on biblical topics.
Click here to purchase from Amazon.com
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Cross Focused Reviews, a service of Cross Focused Media, LLC, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”