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The Pillar of Fire: Israel in Bondage

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This book was used as the basis for the movie The Ten Commandments. A fictionalized account of the bondage of the children of Israel in Egypt as seen through the eyes of a young prince of Phoenicia in the form of letters to his mother. It is the first book in the author's trilogy; the second book is The Throne of David and the third is The Prince of the House of David. A p ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published December 16th 2002 by Fredonia Books (NL) (first published 1859)
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Wayne S.
Feb 28, 2012 Wayne S. rated it it was amazing
NOTE: This review is of the Lamplighter Publishing edition.
Recommended to us by our friends Steve and Kathy Mueller, who at one time were representatives for Lamplighter Publishing, this book is Biblical historical fiction in which the story of Moses and the Israelite exodus from Egyptian bondage is told through a series of letters, written primarily by Sesostris, Prince of Tyre, to his mother, Queen Epiphia of Phoenicia, while visiting in Egypt, and then forty years later, by Remeses his son
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Jun 11, 2009 Madeline Stone rated it really liked it
This book was a rather slow read, but I got some interesting ideas from it. For instance, it describes how each of the punishments God meted out on the Egyptians undermined one or more of their "gods", so he was systematically disproving the authenticity of each of the Egyptian gods in turn.
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Jul 29, 2013 Su Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again, beautiful depictions of age-old stories.
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