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  • ISBN: 978-1590-870594
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Page Count: 404
  • Publisher: Robinson Books

For The Temple: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem (G. A. Henty)

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Mr. Henty here weaves into the record of Josephus an admirable and attractive story. The troubles in the district of Tiberias, the march of the legions, the sieges of Jotapata, of Gamala, and of Jerusalem, form the impressive setting to the figure of the lad who becomes the leader of a guerrilla band of patriots, fights bravely for the Temple, and after a brief term of slavery in Alexandria, returns to his Galilean home.

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For The Temple

A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem

A stirring tale of the last days of the Temple at Jerusalem. Robber bands and political infighting set the stage for the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. In the face of overwhelming odds, John of Gamala does his best to save God’s Temple, harassing Roman work parties, burning Roman camps, defending Jerusalem during the Roman siege, and even fighting Titus himself in hand-to-hand combat – forging a relationship with the Roman leader that lasts until after the war. In spite of fighting a losing battle, John keeps his integrity and honor intact.

About the Author

George Alfred Henty, better known as G.A. Henty, began his storytelling career with his own children. After dinner, he would spend an hour or two telling them a story that would continue the next day. Some stories took weeks to finish!  A friend was present one day and, watching the spell-bound reaction of his children, suggested that Henty write down his stories so others could enjoy them. He did and, as the saying goes, the rest is history!   Henty wrote 144 books as well as numerous stories for magazines and became known as “The Prince of Story-Tellers” and “The Boy’s Own Historian.”  One of Mr. Henty’s secretaries reported that he would quickly pace back and forth in his study, dictating stories as fast as the secretary could write them down!

Henty’s stories revolve around fictional boy heroes caught up in the events of fascinating times in history. The heroes of Henty stories are diligent, intelligent, and dedicated to their country and cause in the face of great perils.  They fight in wars, sail the seas, make discoveries, conquer evil empires, prospect for gold, and participate in a host of other exciting adventures. Along the way, they cross paths with some of history’s most famous people.  Henty’s heroes live through tumultuous historic eras, meeting leaders of that time. Every reader of Henty will gain an understanding of nations and cultures, as these are conveyed as a natural element of the reading.  They’re one of the best ways to cultivate a taste for history in any reader!

Table of Contents

  1. The Lake of Tiberias
  2. A Storm on Galilee
  3. The Revolt Against Rome
  4. The Lull Before the Storm
  5. The Siege of Jotapata
  6. The Fall of the City
  7. The Massacre on the Lake
  8. Among the Mountains
  9. The Storming of Gamala
  10. Captives
  11. A Tale of Civil Strife
  12. Desultory Fighting
  13. The Test of Devotion
  14. Jerusalem
  15. The Siege is Begun
  16. The Subterranean Passage
  17. The Capture of the Temple
  18. Slaves
  19. At Rome