PAUL: Evolution of 1st century Judaism
Sometimes we make the anachronic assumption that the Judaism today was the same practical Hebrew faith that existed at Mt. Sinai as well as in the 1st century.
In order to understand the scope of Paul's letters and ministry we also need to understand the 1st century Judean faith that existed and how it affected Jews and gentiles in the Roman Empire.
Why did Yeshua speaking of the destruction of the temple like it was not a weighty issue? Why were the Pharisees at odds with Yeshua's ministry? Why did Yeshua begin His ministry outside Judea - in Galilee?