The illiterate Jesus and his circle came from a rural area and spoke a language that was not of the elite.
His circle thought the world would end in their lifetimes. They were apocalyptic Jews who insisted religious Jewish law be followed.
The people Jesus actually knew were instructed to spread out across their small area and preach these ideas. They were, however, illiterate and unsophisticated. Over time they were mostly unsuccessful.
It was the Greek speaking and writing sophicates who later revised the message of the Zealots and successfully carried it to the nonJewish world. Because the written word could be preserved and spread, it was circulated more widely.
They knew people did not like circumcision and that people would be suspicious of the end of world predictions that did not happen. Their message was adjusted accordingly.
In a way, something similar has played out in the last couple of decades. Previously, the broad general public had not encountered influential religious skeptics.
Along came skeptics who were not Jews or Hindus, but were from inside the faith. They were published by large publishing houses. Widely distributed books were enhanced by the internet.
The sophisticated Greek-speaking Paul put Christianity on the map. Today it is Ph. D’s who can speak and write for the general public who are Paul’s nonbelief counterparts.
They have yet to be as successful as Paul. But, they have put skepticism on the map.