Jerusalem's Queen: A Novel of Salome Alexandra

Jerusalem's Queen: A Novel of Salome Alexandra

by Angela Hunt


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ISBN-13: 9780764219344
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Series: Silent Years Series
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 348,126
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

The author of more than 100 published books and with more than 5 million copies of her books sold, Angela Hunt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Note, The Nativity Story, and Esther: Royal Beauty. Romantic Times Book Club presented Angela with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. In 2008, Angela completed her PhD in biblical studies in theology. She and her husband live in Florida with their mastiffs. She can be found online at

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Jerusalem's Queen: A Novel of Salome Alexandra 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 2 days ago
Jerusalem's Queen By Angela Hunt This book follows Salome Alexandra through her life in Hasmonean dynasty Israel from Salome’s poor and broken childhood to becoming queen of Jerusalem. During Salome’s life, she had to use discernment to judge what she believed. I have so many Bibles and biblical resources telling me about my faith. Salome, however, was required to find her faith in a whole different manner. Hunt tells the story of Salome falling in love with God so well. I really enjoyed this read and would recommend checking this book out. For more check out my full review: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
caribougirl 11 days ago
Angela Hunt never fails to deliver a well-written, well-researched piece of work that makes you feel like you are IN the story. This book was no different. One thing that I love about historical fiction (and particularly biblical historical fiction) is that it brings that time-frame to life for me and allows me to learn more about a time and culture in a way that is also entertaining. I've really enjoyed this series so far, that takes place in the "silent years" between the old and new testaments. Though this is book 3 is the series, you really don't need to read the other 2 first. The first 2 books actually did not connect at all, and this book referenced both of them... however, the references were detailed enough that you still get the gist without the prior history. In this book, we follow the life of Salome Alexandra, who lived in Judea during these silent years. She was actually born in Modein, where the Maccabees had lived, but moved to Jerusalem while she was young. It was there that her thirst for learning was recognized and appreciated, and she grew up under the guardianship of the high priest. Since the exile, Judea had not had a king and so the high priest served a dual role. I loved Salome's way of analyzing the politics and religious practices from up close and how it trained her to eventually be queen. This book is a fictional account of her life - how she came to be in a position of power 1 generation before Christ was born, and how she managed to be a righteous leader in a time when there was bloodshed and chaos. While this is fiction, a lot of the story is rooted in fact, and I love that Ms. Hunt offers up what pieces are factual and which ones are fictional in her author's note at the end. Suffice it to say that in spite of the leaders before her and after, Salome Alexandra was known as a righteous ruler in Judea and her time in leadership was described as "Judea's Golden Age". As a student of the scripture who has not read the aprocryphal books or other materials from this time-frame, I found this story utterly fascinating. Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my ecopy of this book. I was not under any obligation to write a review and the opinions contained herein are my own.
LizR1990 11 days ago
This entire series has been an enjoyable read and learning about this time period I admittedly know very little about was interesting. The story coming from the very different perspectives of Salome Alexandria and her Egyptian handmaid Kissa allowed for a more well rounded view of the events of this Queen's life. I would call this a slow burn as the majority of the story is spent during Salome's younger years in the house of her uncle John Hyrcanus, an interesting man himself. Hunt did a wonderful job researching this story and that really shines through. I'm so glad that the author and publisher decided there was one more story that needed to be told in this series and will be looking forward to reading about life in the court of King Herod! I would recommend this entire series for those looking for a good Biblical fiction read. *I received a copy of this book from netgalley. I was not required to leave a positive review. These opinions are my own.