For the Temple, on CD. We also received a PDF study guide to go with it.
The story is seen through the eyes of John, the son of a vintner in Galilee. SJ was impressed with the fact that John was the same age as he is. He decides to join Josephus in the quest to protect the temple.
Of course, in the end, the Romans attack Jerusalem, and destroy the temple.
Other suggestions made: look various locations up on a map; make a family tree of the Herodians; or figure the distances between locations, such as Jotapata and the Sea of Galilee or Caesarea and Gadara.
We'll go through the study guide much more thoroughly when we reach this time period in our Bible class, later this year.
"The Sabbath is Judaism’s day of rest and seventh day of the week, on which religious Jews, Samaritans and certain Christians remember the Biblical creation of the heavens and the earth in six days... Shabbat observance entails refraining from work activities and engaging in restful activities to honor the day. Judaism’s traditional position is that unbroken seventh-day Shabbat originated among the Jewish people, as their first and most sacred institution, though some suggest other origins.
"Shabbat is observed from a few minutes before sunset on Friday evening until the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday night… Established within Judaism through the law of Moses, Christians inherited a Sabbath practice that reflected two great precepts: the commandment to “remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy” and God’s blessing of the seventh day (Saturday) as a day of God’s rest in creation [Genesis 2:1-3] and declared as made for man by Jesus [Mark 2:27].
"Shabbat is a festive day when Jews exercise their freedom from the regular labors of everyday life. It offers an opportunity to contemplate the spiritual aspects of life and to spend time with family."As you can imagine, we thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audio drama as much as we've enjoyed all the others we've heard. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, too; maybe soon you'll be as excited to receive this in your mailbox as we were!
Heirloom Audio has produced several of Henty's books into audio dramas, some of which we have previously reviewed (over on my old blog):
- St. Bartholomew's Eve
- Wulf the Saxon
- Captain Bayley's Heir
- In the Reign of Terror
- The Cat of Bubastes
- Beric the Briton
- The Dragon and the Raven
- With Lee in Virginia
- In Freedom's Cause
- Under Drake's Flag
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