The time of writing is not able to be determined with certainty. It is not of much importance to our faith and salvation to know that. We think that one thing with probability, that it was thus written late enough, after the writing of most, or all, of the Pauline Epistles, since their abuse and distortion furnished the occasion for this writing. And it not obscurely appears that in James 4:8 there is an allusion to 2 Timothy 1:7, so that it is able to be thought to have been written after all the Pauline Epistles (for 2 Timothy is the last of them).
 James 1:12 and 2 Timothy 4:8 may be intended.