Episode 707: Hadassah, Part 7

Episode 707 August 08, 2023 00:10:00
Episode 707: Hadassah, Part 7
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Episode 707: Hadassah, Part 7

Aug 08 2023 | 00:10:00

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Show Notes

Eupolemus was a Hellenistic Jewish historian who lived in the 2nd century BC, after the fall of the Persian Empire. He is best known for his work, “The History of the Jews,” which is now lost. However, fragments of the work survive in the writings of other authors, such as Clement of Alexandria and Eusebius of Caesarea.

 

Eupolemus' History of the Jews was a work of apologetics. He wrote it to defend Judaism against the attacks of pagan critics. In his work, the historian traced the history of the Jews back to the time of Noah.

 

For today’s top ten list, we present a fictionalized conversation between Eupolemus, and his family members, after he has completed his seminal work. Ten themes from the story of Esther and Mordecai constitute the focus of the conversation.

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