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FOR THE TEMPLE: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem [Annotated] (Henty History Series)
Author: George Henty
Publication Date: 2011
With 24 pages of additional articles, references, and bibliographies of recommended reading.
For the Jewish people the fall of Jerusalem was a disaster. Following the destruction of the Temple, and their defeat in the second century Bar Kokhba revolt, they became a people without a home. Dispersed all over the world, their religion changed from one based on a central authority in Jerusalem, to one which was dependent on the authority of individual community-based rabbis.
In For the Temple, a young Jewish boy is swept up in the events surrounding the Roman invasion. From guerrilla leader, to a defender of Jerusalem, to being a slave in Alexandria, he experiences the horror and frustration of fighting a hopeless war. He soon comes in contact with a Jewish religious group called the Essenes, who lived a reclusive life of severe self-denial. From them he hears of a Jewish teacher who was crucified only a few years earlier, and that story changes his life.
Henty’s History Series - Learning History Through Fiction
The Henty series is a unique way of learning about history. It consists of over 80 novels, each written by George A. Henty, and each featuring a significant historical person, period or event.
* Perfect for busy people who have never lost their desire to learn.
* An ideal way for homeschool students to learn history.
* Organized by time period.
* With additional nonfiction articles and a bibliography of recommended reading.
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