James the Little

Steve Johnson wrote:
>Considering Mark's attack on the family of Jesus (which Bauckham
>recognizes), is it unreasonable to suggest that James "the
>little" is in fact an intentional slam on James "the Just", the
>brother of Jesus?

I have wondered this too.  But maybe "mikros" (Mark 15:40) means
short?  If James and Jesus were brothers, it might have run in
the family.  What else do you make of all those times Jesus
could disappear into crowds so easily?  :-)  Sorry.  

Greg Doudna
Marylhurst College
West Linn, Oregon