Daughter of Lachish by Tim Frank

By Tim Frank

The effective Assyrian military has invaded the tiny nation of Judah to weigh down the uprising opposed to the good king Sennacherib. After an extended siege, the Assyrians trap the fortified urban of Lachish. They express no mercy to the vanquished humans. yet one lady is ready to escape-Rivkah. She hides within the hills and reveals shelter within the corporation of different survivors. In a devastated land they search to rebuild their lives. The phrases of the prophet Micah-spoken to the folk over many years-speak to Rivkah anew, permitting her to determine the occasions in a brand new light.

Drawing on huge scholarly learn, Daughter of Lachish brings to lifestyles the realm of historical Judah. It melds archaeology and religious study to inform a narrative of the folks who first heard the phrases of the Psalms and Prophets. it's a tale of 1 woman, her look for a spot on the planet, and her quest to make experience of loss and pleasure. via her eyes we adventure the day-by-day initiatives, the seasons of the rural 12 months, the bonds that carry jointly a loved ones and a village, and the tensions that threaten to rip them apart.

You who dwell in Lachish, harness the chariot.
You have been the start of sin to the Daughter of Zion,
for the transgressions of Israel have been present in you.
Micah 1:13

"I couldn't cease analyzing this tale. it is a biblical global engagingly alive, with its conscientiously researched info of the Assyrian struggle desktop devastating lifestyles in eighth-century Judah and its powerful characters decided to outlive. I felt for Rivkah, survivor of Lachish. With biblical passages interwoven, most importantly the prophecies of Micah, met in individual within the latter a part of the unconventional, it's also a story real to the biblical faith."
--Judith McKinlay
Department of Theology and non secular Studies,
University of Otago, New Zealand

Tim Frank is a employees member of the Lahav examine venture part IV archaeological excavations at inform Halif (Israel). He studied Theology (Biblical reviews) on the collage of Auckland, New Zealand.

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