Judah's Wife: A Novel of the Maccabees (The Silent Years #2) by Angela Elwell Hunt

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Judah's Wife: A Novel of the Maccabees (The Silent Years #2) Read Online Free - Seeking peace and safety after a hard childhood, Leah marries Judah, a strong and gentle man, and for the first time in her life Leah believes she can rest easily. But the land is ruled by Antiochus IV, descended from one of Alexander the Great's generals, and when he issues a decree that all Jews are to conform to Syrian laws upon pain of death, devout Jews risk everything to follow the law of Moses.

Judah's father resists the decree, igniting a war that will cost him his life. But before dying, he commands his son to pick up his sword and continue the fight--or bear responsibility for the obliteration of the land of Judah. Leah, who wants nothing but peace, struggles with her husband's decision--what kind of God would destroy the peace she has sought for so long?

The miraculous story of the courageous Maccabees is told through the eyes of Judah's wife, who learns that love requires courage . . . and sacrifice.

Title : Judah's Wife: A Novel of the Maccabees (The Silent Years #2)
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ISBN : 0764219332
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Cafinated Reads rated it ★★★★★

February 08, 2018

Oh my goodness. This book, y'all. THIS. BOOK. Angela Hunt is an amazing author. Her style is so incredibly unique. I was blessed to have EGYPT'S SISTER and now I've been doubly blessed to get to read another incredibly moving, mind altering novel by the uberly talented Ms. Hunt. In this incredible...

Monica rated it ★★★★☆

January 25, 2018

I really enjoyed this book and the end was super bittersweet I was bawling my eyes out and trying to pretend I'm okay because my mom was like 5 feet away from me lol I will definitely be checking out Angela Hunt's first book because I loved her writing so much. This is supposed to be 4 1/2 stars...

Fiction rated it ★★★★☆

January 18, 2018

I have always found it interesting that the time of Antiochus IV Epiphanes is prophesied in Daniel, and yet the account of the Maccabees’ courageous stand against him is not part of the official Biblical canon (although it is a part of the Apocrypha in I & II Maccabees). The story of the Macc...

Anna rated it ★★★★☆

February 02, 2018

This book follows Leah, the daughter of a merchant in Jerusalem, in her marriage to Judah Maccabaeus, the son of Mattathias (from 1 Maccabees in the Apocrypha). Leah grew up with an abusive father, so she is grateful to be able to leave with Judah, but at the same time she struggles believing tha...

Tina at Mommynificent rated it ★★★★★

December 26, 2017

Recently, I found myself very interested in understanding the origins of Hanukkah. So I started looking at historical texts like the Books of Maccabees and the writings of Josephus, and I looked for lots of helps from others in understanding these ancient documents. Providentially, right in the m...

Jeanne rated it ★★★★☆

February 17, 2018

I am studying salvation history in my bible study, and during one session, we talked about the brave Maccabees, who lead a courageous and ultimately successful resistance to violent suppression of their religion by their Seleuicid rulers. So I was very interested in reading Judah's wife by Angela...

Sarah rated it ★★★☆☆

February 01, 2018

There's much I could say, and if you love the Biblical, historical side of stories, then you may very well enjoy this one. I encourage you to give it a try! I just could not get into it. Leah was an absolute brat, in my opinion, and annoyed me to no end. I found myself wanting to slap her silly....

Angela rated it ★★★★☆

January 24, 2018

The time between the Old and New Testament is often called the Silent Years because during that time God did not speak through a prophet to His people. This was the time of the Greeks, the rise of the Romans, the fall of the Egyptians. We might not have a biblical account but we do have historica...

Kelly rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 19, 2018

Judah's Wife: A Novel of the Maccabees is the second book in "The Silent Years" series (though unrelated to the first, as far as I can tell) written by Angela Hunt. Judah's Wife takes place during the four hundred years between the Old and New Testaments, and tells the stories of a teenage girl,...

English rated it ★★★☆☆

February 13, 2018

This second novel set in what Christians generally refer to as the Inter-testamental period was interesting. Many Western Evangelicals have not read and will not touch the Old Testament Apocrypha, believing it to be heretical in some way (no doubt as a result of confusion with some of the dubious...

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