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Poor and Rich in James: A Relevance Theory Approach to Jamesís Use of the Old Testament
Morales, Nelson R.

University Park, PA: Eisenbrauns, 2018 pp. xvi + 283. $59.95

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Bulletin for Biblical Research 20, 20

Description: The epistle of James was, for years, a forgotten book in academic circles. In recent decades, however, a renewed focus on early Judaism has generated interest in looking at James with new eyes. In this context, different studies, monographs and commentaries have been written. Poverty and wealth in the epistle continues to be a point of interest. Other topics, however, are still to be explored. One of those topics is the rhetorical study of the use of the Old Testament in the book. The present investigation focuses on how James uses the OT in those passages where he deals with poverty and wealth. In particular, it focuses on how he builds his ethics of poverty and wealth.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Hebrews and Catholic Epistles, James, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, New Testament Use of Old Testament

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Review by James D. Dvorak
Published 1/2/2020
Citation: James D. Dvorak, review of Nelson R. Morales, Poor and Rich in James: A Relevance Theory Approach to Jamesís Use of the Old Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2020).

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