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As a driven leaf

by Steinberg, Milton

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Published by Behrman House in [West Orange, N.J.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Elisha ben Avuyah, ca. 70-ca. 135 -- Fiction,
  • Jews -- History -- 168 B.C.-135 A.D. -- Fiction,
  • Heretics, Jewish -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Milton Steinberg ; with a foreword by Chaim Potok.
    ContributionsPotok, Chaim.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3537.T32343 A9 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination480 p. ;
    Number of Pages480
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL581549M
    ISBN 100874411033
    LC Control Number96170556
    OCLC/WorldCa34749666

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It is a gripping tale of the renegade Talmudic sage, Elisha ben Abuyah, caught in a personal struggle between his own faith and the compelling culture of Rome, circa 70 CE.

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