A People’s History of the Bible: An in-depth look at an alternative form of first-century Judaism that believed in sovereignty, equality, and freedom for all, plus the right of armed resistance against foreign rule. This episode ties the current massacre in Gaza to the Hebrew revolt against Roman rule 2000 years ago. It also takes a critical look at the person responsible for “preserving” the Jewish scriptures and his allegiance to the Roman Empire. Features a poem by the Sufi poet Hafiz.
Music:Explosions In The Sky, Bruce Cockburn, David Rovics and Snow Patrol