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For questions on "James, son of Zebedee", "James, brother of Jesus", and the author of the Epistle of James, which may all be the same person (traditional Catholic view), two different people (traditional Protestant view), or three different people (view of some scholars).

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James converted before or after Jesus' resurection appearance?

In John 7:3-5 (NASB) 3 So His brothers said to Him, “Move on from here and go into Judea, so that Your disciples also may see Your works which You are doing. 4 For no one does anything in secret when ...
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Why was James the son of Zebedee beheaded rather than crucified or stoned?

Acts 12 reports that James the son of Zebedee was put to death by Herod Agrippa I: 1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. 2 And he killed James ...
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Is the James of Galatians 2:12 the same James as in Acts 15:13?

[Gal 2:12-13 NLT] (12) When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile Christians, who were not circumcised. But afterward, when some friends of James came, Peter wouldn't eat with the Gentiles anymore....
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Did Paul refer to James as a literal brother of Jesus?

Christ mythicists claim that Paul refers to James as a brother of the Lord only in the same sense that all Christians are (spiritual) brothers. Here are the relevant passages (NRSV): Galatians 1:19 ...
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In Acts 15:20 why does James prohibit the gentiles to eat strangled animals?

I don't see anything in the Torah that says an animal must be slaughtered before eating it instead of strangled to death. Acts 15:20 (KJV) But that we write unto them, that they abstain from ...
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James and Jacob are translated as the same name. What were the criteria followed for name translations?

I refer my native language telugu bible. This is my observation from my bible. The people listed below are translated using the same name: Jacob son of Isaac James the son of Zebedee James the ...
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In Galatians 1:19 is Paul saying he saw no apostles "except James" or "only James"?

In Galatians 1:19: New International Version: I saw none of the other apostles--only James, the Lord's brother. English Standard Version: But I saw none of the other apostles except James ...
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What role did James have in Paul's conflict with Peter?

In Galatians 2, Paul records a conflict he had with Peter. In doing so, he mentions that "certain men came from James" and that after their arrival, Peter separated himself from eating with ...
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