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For the Temple A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem Kindle Edition
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For the Temple descends into the turmoil that ended with the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus in A.D. 70. John, a 15-yearold Glilean, fears that the Jewish revolt against Rome could bring disaster upon his people--and the Temple. Then, his bravery in a storm attracts the attention of the governor, Josephus. Suddenly, he finds himself in the forefront of events. After escaping from the massacre at Jotapata in A.D. 67, John, with his loyal band, becomes a hero to the Jews and a scourge to the Romans. He disrupts Roman work parties. . .showers arrows and boulders onto troops. . .burns Roman camps. . .rescues his betrothed from slavery. . .even fights Titus himself in hand-to-hand combat:
"John's knife fell from his hand. He tried to rise to his feet; then everything seemed to swim round, and he fell insensible. Titus rose to his feet; he was shaken by the fall, and he, too, had lost much blood. Panting from his exertions, he looked down upon his prostrate foe, and the generosity which was the prevailing feature of his character, except when excited in battle, mastered him. 'By Hercules,' he exclaimed, 'that is a gallant youth, though he is a Jew, and he has well-nigh made an end of me! What will Vespasian say when he hears that I have been beaten in a fair fight and owe my life to the mercy of a Jew!'"
In the final defense of the Temple, John is delivered yet again, only to be enslaved. But his slavery leads him to Caesar's court and finally home, not just to Glilee, but to that Galilean preacher his father had recognized as a prophet forty years before.
BONUS! Includes a Build-Your-Vocabulary Glossary of 460 words. Each word is cross-referenced to its page number so children can easily go back and see how it is used in the story.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
From the Publisher
- ASIN : B0082VLVO8
- Publication date : May 12, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 429 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 390 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #19,321 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #7,338 in Literature & Fiction (Kindle Store)
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"For the Temple" re-ignites my love and passion for God's chosen people. The Lord will restore and already is restoring to them the years which the locusts have destroyed! Praise the Lord!!!!
All in all, this is a fantastic read. I recommend that everyone read this if they get the chance.
I bet Heirloom Audio will do an audio drama soon. And I bet it will be great!
I have several of Henty's books, and they are all excellent. An easy way to learn about history.
Top reviews from other countries
3 stars & 3/10 hearts. This is a bit of a tough book to read. The fall of Israel/the Temple was a terrible, horrible event full of death & destruction. And yet the saddest part is how wicked & foolish the Israelites were. But I do like John, and I can’t help liking Titus... and there is still humour. The book is very thought-provoking, and while I don’t agree with everything, it is clean (although full of the distressing & bloody events of the war) & mostly accurate on the religion side.
A Favourite Quote: “‘Brave men should always be gentle,’ John said, positively.”
A Favourite Humorous Quote: “Castor himself stood on the parapet, and offered Titus to surrender. Titus promised him his life[.] He then asked Josephus, who was standing beside him, to go forward and assure Castor and his companions that their lives should be spared. Josephus, however, knew the way of his countrymen too well, and declined to endanger his life.”