The Conversion of Hillel II
Ishim ve-Shitot has some comments on, and refers us to, an interesting post at Biblicalia about the conversion of the Patriarch Hillel II as described in the writings of Epiphanius of Salamis. There is a discussion of the story here in French. I’ll try and find some time to look it over later. Also, I wonder if anyone who has Daniel Boyarin’s Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity can check to see if he discusses the story.
Update: If I understood what S.C. Mimouni wrote about the story of Hillel II’s alleged conversion correctly, there are strong doubts about its historicity. There are chronological problems regarding the order of the Jewish Patriarchs, and there is also complete silence about it in Jewish sources, as pointed out at Ishim ve-Shitot. See also here and here.