Re: James 2:9

From: George Athas (
Date: Wed May 13 1998 - 19:12:57 EDT

It may be only coincidence, but quite often, the person(s) who ran
beside the chariot of the king in the ancient near east was a
'transgressing' monarch or chief of some kind. He was put there as a
punishment to humiliate him and show his real subordination to the king,
or he was sometimes lashed to the spokes or side of the chariot to die
as the chariot entered the battle. I don't know if this is what James
had in mind, though.

Best regards!
George Athas
 PhD (Cand.), University of Sydney
 Tutor of Hebrew, Moore Theological College
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