When young archaeology professor David Rothmeyer gets a cryptic invitation to do secret research for a mysterious Israeli group calling themselves the Temple Consortium, he accepts, hoping the assignment will displace his grief over the recent loss of his wife. He has no idea that his research, if successful, could trigger a world crisis of unprecedented proportions. The Consortium is eager to possess a certain missing Dead Sea Scroll that reveals the genealogical line from Aaron that will pinpoint the identity of Judaism's true high priest. With the authentic priesthood in place, they will rebuild their temple and, for the first time in two millennia, reinstate their ancient Levitical worship in its pristine form.
But powerful forces are determined to block David's research: Islamic groups because it would mean destroying the Dome of the Rock, the sacred Islamic shrine which occupies the sacred ground where the Temple must be built; a rightist militia group in Montana with a white supremacist agenda that marks Judaism as a threat to western civilization.
As David pursues leads from Dachau to Oxford to the caves of Qumran, it becomes apparent that many lives are in grave danger and he must depend on the help of a small group that providentially forms around him, a group that includes ex-white supremacist Pete Wester, his Jewish girlfriend Honey Aronstam, and his policeman brother Mel; Oxford scholar Father Ian McCurdy, who for nearly fifty years has hidden away an explosive secret that is the key to David's quest; and Britta Hayworth, a beautiful and persistent British reporter, who does more than David is willing to admit to drive his grief into the corners of his mind.
On the brink of success, David realizes that his discovery could usher in the Apocalypse and the end of the world as he knows it.
(Sequel to THE PRIEST is THE ORACLE.)
|Publisher:||Port Hole Publications|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)|
About the Author
Ellen Gunderson Traylor, one of America's foremost biblical novelists, is a gifted storyteller who is known for bringing characters of the Bible to life. She has written 15 novels which have combined sales totaling over one million copies.
A former English and journalism instructor, with a Master's Degree in English, Traylor has taught courses at virtually every level, including those she created on writing as a craft for Whitworth College and Eastern Washington University. Her Write On! seminars focus on providing aspiring writers with a strong foundation in the basics. Traylor has created and taught fiction writing classes for Mount Herman and Seattle Pacific University's Christian Writer's Conferences.
Traylor has been a columnist and correspondent for a variety of magazines and newspapers over the years. An award-winning feature writer, Traylor has written screenplays and political speeches and served as a contributing writer/researcher for the Tyndale Family Bible Encyclopedia.
Some of Traylor's most popular biblical novels include Song of Abraham, John - Son of Thunder, Ruth - A Love Story, Joseph - Dreamer of Dreams, Mark - Eyewitness and Jerusalem - The City of God among others.
Her upcoming project, The Oracle (W Publishing Group, May 2001) is a sequel to The Priest, her first contemporary novel published by W Publishing Group in 1998, although it also works as a stand alone title. In both books the hero, David Rothmeyer, is commissioned by an esoteric Jewish sect to locate items and genealogies necessary to their goals. Both books mirror today's headlines, portraying current event s in light of fascinating biblical prophecies.
Having been featured in numerous articles as well as on both television and radio, she is a sought-after speaker for seminars, conventions, conferences and both church and school events.
The mother of two strapping sons, she and her husband live in Montana with their youngest, where she owns Port Hole Books, specializing in rare books.