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Jerusalem Imperilled (The Yavneh Trilogy)

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Levi is a young priest in Roman occupied Jerusalem. A disgruntled guest at his wedding to Nechama informs the Roman procurator that the bride’s wealthy father is plotting a rebellion. Levi and Nechama are taken captive and sent in chains to Rome.

Whilst working as slave in the Roman dockyards, Levi hears reports of turmoil in his homeland. The hated procurator is enriching
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Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published (first published November 12th 2011)
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Patricia O'Sullivan
For those interested in Judea during the period of the Jewish rebellion and the destruction of the temple (67-70), this book is a must-read. Harry Freedman's grasp on the period's political climate, religious factions, and everyday life for both Romans and Jews is simply amazing. He weaves these facts into a narrative that really puts the reader in the scene. In addition, Freedman helps the reader understand both the diversity of ancient Judea as well as the diversity within Judaism in that era. ...more
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“Jerusalem Imperilled” takes you back to Jerusalem circa 67 A.D., in Roman-occupied Judea. As stated in the book’s description, the story is told by Levi, a young man sold into slavery shortly after his wedding day. He ends up in Rome, penning his story as he hears it from slaves and others who come ashore at the dock he oversees.

I’ve not been a big fan of historical fiction but I decided recently I need to broaden my interests. I’m glad I did; Jerusalem Imperilled is a fascinating and engaging
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