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Episode 6

In her new novel, award-winning author Naomi Alderman imagines the world of Roman-occupied Judea and the fate of a charismatic 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, the High Priest Caiaphas is put under pressure by the Roman Prefect Pilate.

Read by David Horovitch
Abridged by Sally Marmion
Produced by Emma Harding.

15 minutes

Last on

Mon 19 Nov 2012 22:45

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