Forced to flee war-torn Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Rebekah and her husband, Ethan, each take something of value: Rebekah, the cup of the Last Supper; Ethan, a copper scroll detailing the whereabouts of a vast Temple treasure. Ahead, separation and danger face them as each tries to survive. But it's not only external forces that could keep them apart forever but internal ones as they struggle to discover where their true treasure lies.
Rebekah's Treasure has won first place for adult fiction in the Florida State Association National League of American Pen Women. The novel's combination of history, love and suspense will capture and engage readers right from the start.
Cleverly written in the present tense to reflect both views, that of Jewess Rebekah and husband Ethan, this story is taking us back to 70 A.D. and the fall of Jerusalem.
Surrounded by the Roman armies, the Holy City's outer walls breached, the Jews witnessed the ransacking of their Temple, its treasures to be eventually taken to Rome as victory spoils. The ensuing rebellion lasted another three years before its culminating in Masada.
Rich in historical facts, this fictional account highlights tumultuous times for those who followed Christ. Separated amidst chaos and despair Sylvia Bambola's protagonists flee, carrying treasures like no other: Rebekah with the cup our Lord held at the Last Supper, her husband with a precious scroll referencing the location of a capacious Temple's hold.
An excellent read from a great storyteller, Rebekah's Treasure is an emotional recount of faith, love and friendship at the beginning of Christianity.
Includes historical references, glossary and a reader's group questions.
A Thoene fan, I felt none the less this novel well worth 5 stars!
Meet the Author:
Sylvia Bambola was born in Romania in 1945 and was adopted from a German orphanage five years later by an American Army Colonel. When she was seven she saw the Statue of Liberty for the first time as well as the shores of her new country. As an army brat, she called eight different states home, an experience that gave birth to a deep passion for her new homeland. The vastness yet friendliness of America, as well as its diversity yet parallelism still continue to amaze her.
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