James The Less

Is supposed by some to have been the brother of our Lord, by a former

wife of Joseph. This is very doubtful, and accords too much with the

catholic superstition, that Mary never had any other children except our

Saviour. He was elected to the oversight of the churches of Jerusalem;

and was the author of the epistle ascribed to James in the sacred canon.

At the age of ninety-four, he was beat and stoned by the Jews; and

finally had his brains dashed out with a fuller's club.