“The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity”
by Hyam Maccoby
1 Paul was never a Pharisee rabbi…
2 Jesus and his immediate followers were Pharisees.
3 The first followers of Jesus, under James and Peter, founded the Jerusalem Church after Jesus’s death.
4 Paul, not Jesus, was the founder of Christianity
5 A source of information about Paul that has never been taken seriously enough is a group called the Ebionites.
6 The Ebionites were stigmatized by the Church as heretics