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Bishop, Jim. The Day Christ Died [1st century A.D.]. Jesus’ last hours, Gethsemane to Golgotha, from six p.m., the start of the Hebrew day, until Jesus is removed from the cross twenty-two hours later.

Bishop, Jim. The Day Christ was Born [1st century A.D.]. The teenaged mother of Jesus and her boy-husband balance poverty against faith on the road to Bethlehem.

Brouwer, Sigmund. The Weeping Chamber [1st century A.D.]. Seeking a miracle to restore his ruined life, the narrator sails to Jerusalem and becomes a witness to Jesusí crucifixion.

Burton, Ann. Abigailís Story [11th century B.C.]. During the reign of King Saul, Abigail of Carmel marries her rich, uncouth master to rescue her brother from a gambling debt.

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Card, Orson Scott. Rebekah [22nd century B.C.]. The biblical Rebekah clashes with her husband Isaac over the destiny of their twin sons.

Card, Orson Scott. Sarah [22nd century B.C.]. The familiar story of Abraham’s wife, mother of Isaac at age 90, told from a Mormon perspective.

Card, Orson Scott. Stone Tables [15th century B.C.]. The Exodus from Egypt, with developed portrayals of its secondary figures, including Moses’ brother Aaron and his sister Miriam.

Coelho, Paulo. The Fifth Mountain [9th century B.C.]. Fleeing for his life to the Phoenician city of Zarephath, the prophet Elijah resurrects a widow’s son and falls in love with the widow.

Costain, Thomas B. The Silver Chalice [1st century A.D.]. Basil of Antioch, a silversmith and sculptor with a turbulent past, is commissioned by the surviving Apostles to make a suitable frame for the chalice used at the Last Supper.

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Crowder, W. D. We Three Kings [1st century A.D.]. Thirty years after his famous pilgrimage to the birthplace of Jesus, the magus Gaspar makes a second visit to Judaea to sort out certain dark mysteries left over from the first.

Davis, Cynthia. It is I, Joseph [18th century B.C.]. Enraged by their fatherís favoritism toward Joseph, his brothers first plot to kill him, then sell him to Egyptian slave-traders.

de Wohl, Louis. The Spear [1st century A.D.]. The drama surrounding the Crucifixion, from the perspective of the man who threw his spear at the crucified Jesus.

Dennie, Janice L. Moon Goddess: The Queen of Sheba [10th century B.C.]. Makeda, queen of Sheba, seeks a marriage alliance with King Solomon, at the price of being added to his harem of several hundred wives.

Diamant, Anita. The Red Tent [20th century B.C.]. Dinah, daughter of the biblical Leah and Jacob, flees the turbulence of Canaan and becomes a celebrated midwife in Egypt.
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