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James is a common English surname and given name:

James may also refer to:

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James is a book in the Bible. The following English translations may be available:

  • Notes and Introduction to the General Epistle of St. James, 1895 by Author:Edward Hayes Plumptre[1]
  • Notes and Introduction to the Epistle of St. James, 1922by Author: Richard John Knowling[2]

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

JAMES (a variant of the name Jacob, Heb. n'iv'_, one who holds by the heel, outwitter, through O. Fr. James, anothef form of Jacques, Jaques, from Low Lat. Jacobus; cf. Ital. Jacopo [Jacob], Giacomo [James], Prov. Jacme, Cat. Jaume, Cast. Jaime), a masculine proper name popular in Christian countries as having been that of two of Christ's apostles. It has been borne by many sovereigns and other princes, the most important of whom are noticed below, after the heading devoted to the characters in the New Testament, in the following order: (1) kings of England and Scotland, (2) other kings in the alphabetical order of their countries, (3) the "Old Pretender." The article on the Epistle of James in the New Testament follows after the remaining biographical articles in which James is a surname.


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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also james, and jamés

Contents

English

Most common English words: sufficient « conduct « directly « #931: James » Greek » island » special

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /dʒeɪmz/, /ˈdʒeɪms/
  • Rhymes: -eɪmz

Etymology

The English New Testament form of Jacob, through the French variation James of the Late Latin Iacomus, dialect variant of Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iacōbos), from Ἰακώβ (Iacōb), from Hebrew יעקב (Yaʻaqov).

Proper noun

Singular
James

Plural
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James

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  1. (Biblical) A book of the New Testament of the Bible, the general epistle of James.
  2. (Biblical) One of two Apostles, James the Greater and James the Less, often identified with James, brother of Jesus.
  3. A male given name popular since the Middle Ages. Also a common middle name.
  4. An English patronymic surname.

Quotations

  • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Matthew 10:1-3:
    Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
  • 1810 Walter Scott, The Lady of the Lake:
    And Normans call me James Fitz-James. / Thus watch I o'er insulted laws, / Thus learn to right the injured cause.
  • 1979 Charles Kuralt, Dateline America, Harcourt Brace Jovanocich, ISBN 0151239576, page 184:
    Heaven only knows why a man with a strong biblical name like James wants to be a president named Jimmy.

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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
(Redirected to Thomas Potts James article)

From Wikispecies

(1803-1882)


Bible wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From BibleWiki

Name of three persons prominent in New Testament history.

  1. James, son of Zebedee, one of the twelve
  2. James, son of Alphaeus, one of the twelve
  3. James the Just, Brother of Jesus, author of the Epistle







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