In her latest novel, Naomi Alderman (author of 'Disobedience' and 'The Lessons') conjures the world of Roman-occupied Judea and the followers of an inspired Jewish preacher named Yehoshuah.
A year after Yehoshuah's death, four people tell their stories - his mother, Miryam; his former friend and follower Iehuda of Qeriot; the High Priest at the great Temple in Jerusalem, Caiaphas and the rebel, Bar-Avo.
In today's episode, Iehuda of Qeriot remembers his first encounter with Yehoshuah and the heady and complex friendship that followed.
Read by Tobias Menzies
Abridged by Sally Marmion
Produced by Emma Harding.