The Source; a Novel - The Law, pp. 509 - 601 Summary & Analysis

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The Law, pp. 509 - 601 Summary

Makor does not hear of Jesus Christ or his crucifixion until 59 C.E. Messengers are spreading the word of Christianity through the region. In 313, Christianity is declared the religion of the empire and Rome plans to build a basilica in Makor. Rabbi Asher is the unpaid rabbi of Makor and has the stonecutter Yohanon finishing the interior of the temple.

The rabbis know the Law, both written and oral. God delivered the directives and the rabbis interpret them. The men spend a lot of time discussing the meaning of the Law and how it applies to different situations. When he returns to Makor, he teaches the people what he has learned. He returns to Tverya to work on the dietary laws. By following these laws, the Jews will always be bound together, even through they d not...

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