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Israel
2200 B.C. - A.D. 135
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April-June 2005

Halter, Marek. Sarah [April 2005; 22nd century B.C.]. The aristocratic Sarai of Ur, a priestess of Ishtar, escapes her unhappy life by joining the nomadic tribe of Abram, her first and only love.
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Asch, Sholem. The Nazarene [1st century A.D.]. Three witnesses—the governor of Jerusalem, the traitor Judas Iscariot, and a young student—together present the life of Jesus and a panorama of first-century life in the Holy Land.

Ashcroft, Mary Ellen. The Magdalene Gospel [1st century A.D.]. The women who devoted their lives to Jesus attend him at the crucifixion and risk their lives afterwards to care for his body.

Austin, Anne. The Keriot [1st century A.D.]. Judas Iscariot’s repentant recollections of Jesus reveal him as an average man, neither fiend nor fool.

Austin, Lynn N. Among the Gods [7th century B.C.]. Carried off to Babylon by his enemies, King Manasseh turns from his evil ways to serve the God of Israel. ("Chronicles of the King," 5)

l Reviews, articles, indexes, authors’ websites

Austin, Lynn N. Gods and Kings [8th century B.C.]. King Ahaz plans to sacrifice his son Hezekiah to the god Molech, and the boy’s mother struggles to save him. ("Chronicles of the Kings," 1)

Austin, Lynn N. My Father’s God [7th century B.C.]. A fortune teller poisons the mind of Manasseh, the young king of Judah, who begins a bloody purge of his real and imagined enemies. ("Chronicles of the King," 4)

Austin, Lynn N. Song of Redemption [8th-7th centuries B.C.]. The stormy reign of King Hezekiah brings a fragile peace to Israel and Judah. ("Chronicles of the Kings," 2)

Bacheller, Irving. Vergilius [1st century A.D.]. A high-born official, a favorite of the emperor’s, gets wind of the birth of Christ while at Rome on government business; first published in 1904.
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