Author:James the Less

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James the Less
(1st century – c. 62)

One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, titled "the Less" to distinguish from James the Greater.

Western tradition (most notably Jerome) holds that James the Less was the same person as James the Just, the brother (ἀδελφος) of Jesus, but Eastern tradition and modern scholarship suggest that they were two different people. Some scholars believe they were three different people: James the Just, the apostle James, and a third individual known as James the Less.

James the Less



As one of the Twelve Apostles, James the Less has been traditionally attributed partial authorship of the following works:

Works about James the Less


Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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