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Life in  the Time of Jesus

A tiny 2,000 years old stone tells a story about the way of life in the time of Jesus in the Holy Land.

How people dressed; how they shopped; what a kitchen looked like and the cuisine prepared; what had been common occupations? The stone, which had dropped off a Roman mosaic, finds her way to New York in the pocket of a Marine soldier visiting Israel. Her memory is sharp and she can answer many questions a contemporary child might ask. The story is sprinkled with references from the scriptures and is accompanied by ravishing illustrations by the artist Elias Akleh, who grew up and resides in Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus in the Galilee.  

Author: Sarit Gani

Illustrations: Elias Akleh

ASIN: B01MRV7CTO

 
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Author: Sarit Gani

Illustrations: Elias Akleh

ISBN:B08P4T1VRJ

Rebecca's Diary,Bethlehem

Rebecca is a teenager living with her parents in the village of Bethlehem in the Holy land during crucial times in our history: a baby, born in her neighborhood, will  forever change the face of humanity. She witnesses unexplained events and expresses her wonders in her diary,  adding colorful illustrations portraying her experiences. Two thousand years later, her diary, found by a mission of archeologists, offers us a first-hand glimpse into these mysterious occurrences, as well as a quick look into a teenage mind, regardless of era and area. In Rebecca’s diary we can read of local and global events, as well as community  routines and people’s lifestyle, and feel  the spirit of the period that Jesus was born into. 

 

 Although such a diary was not actually excavated rather it is the fruit of the author’s  imagination, Rebecca’s story is historically accurate, based on the Scriptures and other written materials  (such as the Dead Sea Scrolls; Rabbinic corpus; the writings  of historians and especially Josephus Flavius) and archeological evidence.  For example, Luke:2 tells about the census ordered by Emperor Augustus, causing Mary and Joseph to leave Nazareth and go to Bethlehem. The language used in the   census order, suggested in this book, is inspired by imperial decrees actually found in archeological excavations in Egypt.   

In the diary, you will meet the Bethlehem shepherds; be impressed by astronomers and kings; amused by a jolly Nabatean and a clever matchmaker; be dazzled by the Olympic games, awed by the Holy Temple. You’ll get to know the head of the village and be offered the local delicacies , and you will NOT cry when King Herod dies.   

 
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Author: Sarit Gani

Illustrations: Elias Akleh

ASIN: B08MZ15381

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Life in  the Time of Jesus

A tiny 2,000 years old stone tells a story about the way of life in the time of Jesus in the Holy Land.

How people dressed; how they shopped; what a kitchen looked like and the cuisine prepared; what had been common occupations? The stone, which had dropped off a Roman mosaic, finds her way to New York in the pocket of a Marine soldier visiting Israel. Her memory is sharp and she can answer many questions a contemporary child might ask. The story is sprinkled with references from the scriptures and is accompanied by ravishing illustrations by the artist Elias Akleh, who grew up and resides in Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus in the Galilee.