Hi, I’ve read Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark. I use it in the biography of my book The Greatest Bible Study in Historical Accuracy, First Edition (published) and in the second edition.

I think it shows the prime way the gospels were mythologized: take a collection of biographies, compile them into one character Jesus, make it palatable for Hellenistic readers.

From the above book, we see the Gospel of Mark was written by/for Hellenists (6th Chapter of Acts of the Apostles) referring to Homer; but “Paul’s” Letter to the Romans refers to Virgil’s Aeneid.

So, in addition to reading Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark, please read: The Gospel of God: Paul’s Aeneid by David R. Wallace.

Tentative Conclusion: The Gospel According to Mark was for Stephen the Martyr’s Church before and after Stephen (personal name, maybe, but also title, maybe) was killed.

Remember, Josephus does not give us the tableau of three crucifixions until the Jewish Revolt.

Second, Stephen is incites his killers with the same words Jesus used, which incited those who turned him over for capital punishment. Stephen’s speech could well echo Jesus’ thoughts about the importance of the Temple. One of the composite Jesuses was a proselyte, so, “The Temple will not Save You” line of reasoning.

So, we have:

The Jerusalem Church of James, if there really was such a thing. Josephus does not give James this responsibility.

The “Church of the Hellenists” – Stephen, a prominent leader (if Stephen is Prince/King Izates and he was martyred as the Babylonian Talmud suggests that a Jesus was connected with government but was stoned to death then hung, that would be sad for Queen Helena)

The Churches of Paul