Hi, I don't really want to "debate" so I'm not sure if this is the right category. If the moderators want me to move it somewhere else, I will.
I wanted to find out if anyone has studied the book of James, specifically James 2:2, (NASB) "For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes,... "?
One commentary I read says they came in separately because of the specific mentions of both of them coming in and ("For if a man" and "there also comes in a poor man"). Another commentary says they came in at the same time. I looked up the words "and" and "also" but it didn't help me.
I'm trying to find out if anyone can tell me definitively:
1) Did they came in together or separately and how you came to that conclusion?
2) Is there a significance to them coming in together and does it affect partiality/favoritism ("receiving face") or am I reading into it?
Thanks for your thoughts on this!