This article examines the theme of wisdom in the Epistle of James. Wisdom forms a major motif in the background of the writer and his epistle. While not personified, wisdom is extolled here as a divine gift. Additionally, wisdom possesses some personal characteristics that form a wisdom poem in which the virtues of wisdom are listed and praised. The author discusses some examples of wise people in the Old Testament, wisdom and prayer, wisdom and peace, and eschatology and wisdom.
Source: Ashland Theological Journal, 1997. 18 pages.