V  7   James

James is the leading figure of the Jewish Christian followers of Jesus, the first individual early Christian church,

Pergamum, panorama
Pergamum, panorama

whose origins go back to the time when Jesus was governor. The Jewish Christians’ most important local community was in Jerusalem.

James aspired to the title of Messiah as successor to Jesus after his death.

James was executed alongside Peter in 46 AD by governor Tiberius Alexander.

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