brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Zayton zayton at
Sun Sep 1 16:27:10 EST 2002

"John Knight" <jwknight at> wrote in message
news:Hrrc9.38036$Ic7.2576188 at

 Notice how James, the Lord's half-brother, addressed his epistle around
A.D. 60: "James, a servant of God and of... Jesus Christ, to the TWELVE
TRIBES [not just the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin] which are scattered
abroad [Gk. diaspora, "dispersed"]" (1:1). James did not address his epistle
to just the Jews. Rather, he addressed his inspired letter to ALL the
Israelites-"to the TWELVE TRIBES in the Dispersion"(same verse, NRSV and
John, the letter of James is a part of the New Testament. The people to whom
he is writing are not literally Jews and Israelites, nor are they literally
divided into twelve tribes; they are the Christian Church of his day, still
drawing part of their numbers from the Jesush faith, but invcreasingly,
under Paul's leadership, beginning to become a gentile phenomonon. It is
only in a spiritual sense that they are "a new Israel" " Synagogue of the
true Jews"

Incidentally; you now seem to be saying that James the brother of Jesus was
not aware of the distinction between "Israelites" and "Jews". He's
"mistaken" and you're "righr?!!!
 Oh, My!


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