ames, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, The Greek word is doulos, which is a bond slave. There are only two writers in the New Testament that introduce themselves by the title, only of bondslave. Paul the apostle calls himself an apostle and a slave. But only James and Jude introduce themselves, just as bondslaves of Jesus Christ, of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Interestingly enough, this is the James, who a half-brother to Jesus. He was a sibling who grew up with Jesus, along with Jude. In Mark, it is made reference to, are not his brothers, James and Jude and Simon with us? It would appear that His brothers did not believe that He was the Messiah, until His resurrection from the dead. James became one of the leaders in the early church. Very early in the history of the church, James, the brother of John, who was one of the disciples, called to be an apostle, was martyred. And after that, the James that appears in the Acts of the Apostles is this particular James, the half-brother of Jesus, who after His resurrection with Jude, became leaders in the early church. James wrote this practical epistle and of course Jude wrote the epistle of his name. And he introduces himself also as a bondslave of Jesus Christ.