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Episode 4

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.

15 minutes

Last on

Thu 15 Nov 2012 22:45

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