The Source; a Novel - Yigal and His Three Generals, pp. 457-505 Summary & Analysis

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Yigal and His Three Generals, pp. 457-505 Summary

In 37 C.E., Caligula becomes emperor. The tyrant is not accepted by the people of Judea and he threatens them with armies and slavery. At this time, Yigal lives in Makor and sees what will happen if the Romans invade. Yigal is a common laborer, not an official of any kind. Yigal feels that the Jews should resist the Romans and their edicts in trying to force their brand of paganism on the Jews. He talks to the other Jews and says they should tell the Romans they would rather die than accept the emperor's images in their synagogues. Simeon, one of the Jewish leaders disagrees and says the only way for the Jews to survive is to submit to the Romans. The Jews of Makor are almost evenly divided between...

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