14 What Leads to Revolt and Bloodshed?

Writing anywhere from AD 40-49, the Epistle of James, the half brother of Jesus, was the first New Testament book composed. James appeared to have a good grasp of the Jewish/Greco-Roman world's unrest at that time and warns his Christians not to pick up the sword of revolt. If the ancient world had listened to James the horrific events at Jerusalem, the Temple and Masada never needed to happen.