When Paul was first exiled by Herod to Syrian Antioch where Christians were first so named per Acts, both Caesar and Antioch's governor were sympathetic Claudians of the family of Mark Anthony (Marcus Antonius) who killed Cassius. Like Paul these attempted to hide their familial associations, however within two years the family of Cassius from Rome would replace Antioch's governor with Cassius Longinus and Paul would flee to Corinth/Rome like the traitorous historian Josephus, both under the patronage of Caesar's secretary, both viewed by Rome as pro-Roman authors and by Jews as unethical traitorous lying wind-bags, spiritually empty, old wine-skins (fore-skins), saggy grizzled scrotums(1), leprous or childless and full of the wrath of G-d like cups of blood or wine (the blood of grapes)(1).Paul was probably Herodian (2). Although half-breed Maccabean with every right to rule Israel and serve as High Priest as viewed by Rome, Paul's family was hated by temple zealots (Sadducees), due to Herod's and Mark Anthony's mutual support in quelling temple uprisings long ago in 63 BCE. In 44 BCE Brutus and Cassius fled Rome after assassinating Caesar, but Cassius' family remained very much in power in Rome. By 41 BCE Mark Anthony, Rome's Eastern Mediterranean governor had killed Caesar's assassins, Brutus and Cassius in Philippi, but by 31 BCE Mark Anthony traitorously fought the battle of Actium off of Greece against Rome with Herod's support and Cleopatra's Egyptian navy. Mark Anthony lost and killed himself in Syria or Egypt as did his Egyptian ruling Greek/Macedonian lover, Cleopatra (Cleopatra was a descendant from Alexander the Great). In times of peace Cleopatra with her son Caesarion would supply Rome with crops from the fertile Nile valley South of Israel while wheedling additional territory from Mark Anthony who governed from Syria North of Israel. After their deaths Herod declared his loyalty to Rome changing allegiances to the family of Cassius and naming a son Agrippa after Caesar's general.As a Herodian, Paul wanted everyone to have access to the temple: Paul's hermeneutic(3) is Catholic having the support of Rome, Hellenists, Greeks and gentiles. Paul's eschatology supports introducing Greeks (gentiles) into non-circumcising Judaism realizing the Bible's basic promise of Abraham being a blessing to everyone with all hearts knowing G-d's law requiring no mediator. Paul's apocalypse reveals only the present, opening the temple to all and giving neither Jew nor Greek the right of glorying at the expense of unity. Paul struggled to prevent a fateful war with Rome. Meanwhile Paul's personal polemic knew no bounds, one apocryphal gospel even giving the name Longinus (from the family of Cassius) to the centurion who thrust his lance through the side of our crucified Jesus.