.....the characters in the bible are much like performers in a Shakespeare play as the characters on the stage come alive in the minds of the viewers.<quoted text>
The Jewish apostles were Christian disciples???
If the Jewish apostles had lived rather than being characters in a play, you can bet they would have told an entirely different story.
......both are one in the same.
.....what appears in the bible, appears no where else. What appears in Shakespeare occurs nowhere else.