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And So It Was Written
     

And So It Was Written

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by Ellen Brazer
 
Meticulously researched and controversial in scope and imagination, And So It Was Written travels to a time when a Third Temple is built and the Ark of the Covenant holding the Ten Commandments is found.

The year is 132 CE, and the proclaimed Jewish Messiah, Bar Kokhba, has defeated the Roman army and rules Judea. As the Romans prepare to reclaim Israel, the book

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Meticulously researched and controversial in scope and imagination, And So It Was Written travels to a time when a Third Temple is built and the Ark of the Covenant holding the Ten Commandments is found.

The year is 132 CE, and the proclaimed Jewish Messiah, Bar Kokhba, has defeated the Roman army and rules Judea. As the Romans prepare to reclaim Israel, the book follows two sets of brothers-one Roman and one Jewish-whose friendships, hatreds, and lives intertwine.

For characters you will dream about, And So It Was Written is the ultimate treat. You will smell the spices in the markets, see the blood on the battlefields, rage with the injustice of brother against brother. From triumph to defeat, this is a saga of courage, conquest, familial loyalty, honor and love-showing man at his best and his worst.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615671833
Publisher:
TCJ Publishing
Publication date:
08/27/2012
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
593,966
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Ellen Brazer is an award-winning author, and the recipient of Hadassah's prestigious Myrtle Wreath Award, an award previously won by the late Mia Angelou. Her book Clouds Across the Sun has been listed on Amazon under the best Holocaust related novels.
And So It Was Written premiered as a bestseller under Jewish Literature on Amazon. In the past three years Ellen has spoken to over 6,000 people at venues throughout the country. Two of her short stories appeared in the Carnegie Melon Anthology.
She has recently had the honor of being invited to join the Jewish National Fund Speakers Bureau.
Ellen's newest book, The Wondering Jew, My Journey into Judaism was released in September 2016.
Even though Ellen Brazer has written three very different kinds of books: one Holocaust related, one ancient Jewish history and one non-fiction, one thing remains constant in her books; a deep and abiding love for Israel and the Jewish people.

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And So It Was Written 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jesse_Kimmel-Freeman More than 1 year ago
I'd like to start by saying that I do not usually read religious books. In fact, I avoid them- like the plague. I don't want to have any religion pushed on me while I'm trying to enjoy a story. That being said, when Ellen approached me to review her book, I didn't hesitate. She sent me the blurb and some info and I agreed. Maybe it's because my mom was Jewish (thus making me Jewish in the religion) or maybe I just liked the story idea. Whatever the reason was, I was drawn to the book. The book itself is amazing! Ellen has done her research. I love the characters. You feel for the brothers, you feel their emotions as things happen. You feel for their parents- oh, how I wanted to hug their mom. This book take the reader through the wringer man. Oh, and Tillie! Why? It is so truthful and true, but hurts the reader's very soul! Ellen has done a fantastic job of using the right amount of religion/tradition in the book. It enhances the story without trying to detract from the story or push the Jewish tradition. There is a depth to the characters that isn't easily achieved and you want to know what happens to them. By the time you get to the end, you can only hope that everything turns out as it should! As an avid reader, I read a lot and books of this well-crafted, well-researched nature do not come along too often! I highly recommend it to anyone that is willing to read a book about a different culture and viewpoint (or maybe it's your traditions that you're reading about). It is an EXCELLENT read!
Barbaraketubah More than 1 year ago
I chose this book for my Nook reading solely on the author, Ellen Brazer's last book Clouds Across The Sun and I was NOT disappointed. I enjoy books about ancient biblical times and truly enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago