Bible. O.T.--History of Biblical events--Fiction; Jews--History--To 70 A.D.--Fiction
It is six centuries before Jesus of Nazareth will be born, and Jerusalem is in turmoil. As the conflict with Babylon escalates, the ruling classes of Judah threaten any who dare oppose their tenuous power. The Holy City is destined for destruction.
But amid the mayhem, two prophets of God come forth—Lehi and Ezekiel. However, both are in danger of losing their lives. Zadock, Chief Elder of the Jews, and Laban, Captain of the Guard, desperately seek to eliminate all voices of opposition as they attempt to seize broader power.
Lehi and his family have narrowly escaped from the corrupt city into the Judean wilderness, where the patriarch must contend not only with enemies pursuing them through an unforgiving land, but also his two defiant sons. Meanwhile, Ezekiel has been imprisoned on false charges of inciting a tax revolt. He knows he must escape if the prophecies he has received are to be fulfilled.
An epic tale of loyalty and betrayal, strength and faith, volume three of the richly written sage sweeps the reader back through time, and vividly brings to life the trials and triumphs of important scripture figures as they venture toward a Promised Land. [from publisher web site]