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James

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Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: (1) It's completely impossible. (2) It's possible, but it's not worth doing. (3) I said it was a good idea all along.
Arthur C. Clarke
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Etymology

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

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Singular
James

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James

Wikipedia has an article about Epistle of James
Wikisource has the full text of various Bibles
Wiktionary has an Appendix listing books of the Bible

  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 surname derived from the given name.

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  • Jacob and James translate as the same name in many European languages.

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