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Thanks for the reply. Yes, Socrates and many more. This period was a bit of a turning point we have James in Jerusalem leading the community and Saul hunting down and killing the Jewish revolutionaries who were corrupting the Law. He then coverts on the road to kill some more Christians in Damascus and becomes a christian. There are some texts that seem to suggest Saul himself physically attacked James before his conversion, well it was his job. These texts say James was attacked and thrown from the temple mount and was very badly injured basically left for dead. The Roman Jewish wars really would like any war zone change almost everything. Josephus wrote that 40,000 slaves were taken from Jerusalem! The Romans were ruthless and totally brutal when retaking lands that had revolted. Where did James' teachings go, Egypt? St Paul was a Roman citizen he had less worries with them, but he was hated and in danger in Jerusalem for the Christians because he had killed many like Stephen and they hated him.Talk about turning the other cheek they forgave him and worked with him although there was animosity we see this in Acts. What a time to live in death or slavery. The spoils Vespasian and Titus his son took from Jerusalem payed easily for the Colosseum and Titus' arch in Rome and these wars continued till 133 ad. Absolute chaos for many years it seems James and his teaching went East St Paul went west and so we have a split in teachings. A very confused but interesting time. There was until Saddam Hussains time in Iraq a tribe that was very Jamesian, I am not sure they survived the Weapons of Mass Destruction murderous debacle though. sorry I've gone on a bit to long. take care
If you have the head for it there is a great encyclopedic book about these times written by the guy who caused up roar by releasing the dead sea scrolls to the public without consent. The book is called 'James the Brother of Jesus' by Robert Eisenman it is not a religious book it is a history book of 1000 pages of texts and commentary. He also did another called the The New Testement code, he is a real scholar and not religious