Could there be a Gentile link between the early Jewish church and the modern messianic movement?
On my coffee table sits a huge leather-bound volume which is left from the years when my father ran a basement second-hand bookshop. Despite its remarkable age and condition (1708) and Old English language and archaic style of lettering (‘s’ looks like ‘f’ etc.) then current in the reign of the Stuart Queen Anne (1702-1714), the subject matter makes it very valuable reading. It is entitled, “An Ecclesiastical History of Great Britain, Chiefly of England: From the First Planting of Christianity to the End of the Reign of King Charles the Second, With a Brief Account of the Affairs of Religion in Ireland, Collected from the Best Ancient Historians, Councils and Records” by Jeremy Collier, M.A. Now they don’t make books with titles like that any more!