Augustus’s triumphant return
The expansion of Rome
Rome will not surrender
The moral decline of Rome
Drusus and Tiberius and the superiority of Imperial Rome
Plea to Augustus to return
Can a convert recite the declaration for first fruits and the liturgical phrase “O God of our fathers” – are converts full members of the Israelite community?
Roman taxes and customs
The rabbinic ban on teaching Greek to sons
A convert and a daughter of converts and marriage with a priest – are converts full members of the Israelite community?
The laws of siqriqon
Caiaphas, the high priest, wants to have Jesus killed to avoid Roman retaliation on the Jews
Jesus and Pilate
The hidden symbolism in Rome’s displays of power