James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ; the Lord's flesh brother (1:1
; Matt. 13:55
Time of Writing:
Perhaps around A.D. 50, prior to the decline of the church, which is never alluded to in this book.
Place of Writing:
Probably Jerusalem, from which James apparently never departed.
The twelve tribes in dispersion (see 1:1
and notes 3