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Morrish Bible Dictionary

James, Son of Alphaeus

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One of the twelve apostles. Matthew 10:3 ; Mark 3:18 ; Luke 6:15 ; Acts 1:13 . These are the only passages where with certainty this apostle is spoken of; but we find in the Acts of the Apostles a James at Jerusalem after the son of Zebedee had been killed, and holding a sort of first place there. He spoke with a measure of authority at the conference respecting the law not being enforced on the Gentiles, saying, 'My sentence is,' etc. This suggests that he was an apostle, and the son of Alphaeus. Acts 12:17 ; Acts 15:13 ; Acts 21:18 ; Galatians 2:9,12 . He was most probably the writer of the Epistle of James, and the brother of Jude, or Judas, who was also an apostle. Luke 6:16 ; James 1:1 ; Jude 1 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'James, Son of Alphaeus '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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