Originally Posted by Tyburn
I'd like to know who the letter is addressed to?
I mean, Saint Paul writes to churches, usually those he founded on missionary trips...and they always say who they are being sent to
but James...well....who would be the church who would read his work? who was he writing for...because its like he actually wrote specifically for scripture
It was addressed to the Diaspora (Jews scattered due to persecution) This is what is known as a circular letter. It was addressed and then sent to various churches to be read by its leaders. James knew his time was short and like they other leaders he wrote down key teachings in case he was killed, which he was.