So the Nazarene Christians existed... when? Oh, I thought it was protestant.
“We shall now especially consider heretics who... call themselves Nazarenes; they are mainly Jews and nothing else. They make use not only of the New Testament, but they also use in a way the Old Testament of the Jews, for they do not forbid the books of the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings, so that they are approved by the Jews, from whom the Nazarenes do not differ in anything, and they profess all the dogmas pertaining to the prescriptions of the Law and to the customs of the Jews, except they believe in Messiah.... They preach that there is but one God and His Son Yeshua the Messiah. But they are very learned in the Hebrew language, for they, like the Jews, read the whole Law, then the prophets.... They differ from Jews because they believe in Messiah and from Christians in that they are this day bound to Jewish rites, such as circumcision, the Sabbath, and other ceremonies. They have the good news according to Matthew in it’s entirety in Hebrew. For it is clear that they preserve this, in the Hebrew alphabet, as it was originally written.... Otherwise, this sect of Nazarenes thrives most vigorously in the state of Berea , in Coele-Syria, in Decapolis, around Pella , and in Bashan .... After they departed from Jerusalem , they made their start from here, as all the disciples dwelt in Pella , having been admonished by Christ to depart Jerusalem and emigrate because of imminent danger.” Epiphanius (church father), Panarion 29, 390 A.D.
390 A.D. folks, and that was not their inception.
Sure, Epiphanius called them heretics. Easy label.
Just making a point that the quip that saying "Yeshua" is a modern protestant inception, is invalid.
These Nazarites have a deep history. The more I uncover on them, the more I realize just how little of Christianity I know.
Here you also have an Orthodox Church "Father" stating Matthew was originally written in Hebrew, not Greek.