The epistle of James
The epistle of James is the first letter from the New Testament.
There are good reasons to assume it compactly presents a lot of NT thinking.
It is directed primarily at jews who were or had became believers in Christ,
about one generation after He rose, and it is therefore likely that the problems
discussed are those of people who have either been under the (wrong interpretation
of) law or who have perverted the right interpretation as it had emerged in that time.
I've started using greek and hebrew ground texts as they are available in computer form
to create web pages with greek and hebrew in them, to make it easier to communicate
where I find translations to be wrong, and what the the original languages seem to say.
This page contains the first automatically generated greek quotes with annotation, using
the tool hgedit as described on my homepage, and serves a bit as a testcase.
The tool allows reading in of the greek and hebrew transliterated ground text, and can
convert any selected portion of it to the corresponding font. This way, it is possible to
have large portions of the bible in the original language in a word processor, intermixed
with latin fonts. In principle, the whole bible could be available in the original languages
in this manner, but efficiency considerations made me not persue this at the moment.
The main purpose is to communicate text fragments in the original language + annotation
on the internet, and that seems to works fine now, although I'd like to make the greek and
hebrew fonts a bit more efficient (anybody knows if HTML allows macro's?).
I'm trying if it is worth while to make the tool generate tables to make a word-based
A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways.
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways
one more try