The Book of James
Some say that the first New Testament book was written about AD45-AD50 by James the half-bother of Jesus.
Others say that the first book is Matthew, written about AD37 were others say Matthew was written later after James.
In the order of the Bible Matthew is the First New Testament book. The book of James is with Peter's, John's and Jude's letters near the back of the New Testament just before the book of Revelation the last book in the Bible.
The book of James covers some really important topics on living right for God including controlling the tongue, boasting, patience and prayer.
The book of James
1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,/p>
To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:/p>
Greetings - Trials and Temptations
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
The book of James 1:1-5:20
The book of James with Peter's, John's and Jude's letters are near the back of the New Testament.
James the half bother to Jesus died by execution in AD62.