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Episode 9

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 November 2012

In her visceral new novel, award-winning author Naomi Alderman ('Disobedience' and 'The Lessons') conjures 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, Bar-Avo finds himself sharing a cell with the Jewish preacher Jehoshuah. Both will face the vagaries of Roman justice.

Read by Hugo Speer
Abridged by Sally Marmion
Produced by Emma Harding.

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