1st Apocalypse of James
The First Apocalypse of James is also called the Revelation of Jacob, was first discovered amongst 52 other Gnostic Christian texts spread over 13 codices by an Arab peasant, Mohammad Ali al-Samman, in the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi late in December 1945.
Some of the details about James given in the text include:
* James was the head of the early church
* James was the most senior apostle
* James fled to Pella when the Romans invaded Jerusalem in 70AD. This contradicts the testimony of Josephus and Eusebius who both state that James was executed in Jerusalem in 62 AD.
Year: 180-250 AD
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