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“Fascinating . . . stunning . . . [a] wonderful rampage through history . . . Biblical history, as seen through the eyes of a professor who is puzzled, appalled, delighted, enriched and impoverished by the spectacle of a land where all men are archeologists.”—The New York Times
“A sweeping [novel] filled with excitement—pagan ritual, the clash of armies, ancient and modern: the evolving drama of man’s faith.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Magnificent . . . a superlative piece of writing both in scope and technique . . . one of the great books of this generation.”—San Francisco Call Bulletin --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
“Fascinating . . . a wonderful rampage through history.”—The New York Times
“James Michener is something rare and valuable: an honorable craftsman doing honorable work. . . . He manages
to make history vivid.”—The Boston Globe
“Magnificent . . . a superlative piece of writing both in scope and technique. It is, in fact, one of the great books of this generation. . . . It will hold the interest of any reader, no matter what religion he may be.”—San Francisco Call Bulletin --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
This is an amazing understanding of the Arab, Israeli, and Christian origins and conflicts. It is so very fitting to read this book written over 40 years ago, but if you didn't... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lonnie lamb
Supposedly a history of Israel, but in reality it is a history of cave men slowly evolving over tens of
thousands of years. If I wanted a book on evolution I would buy one. Read more
Very well researched, surprisingly addictive given the main subject...even for an athiest. An excellent historical novel in the compelling Michener tradition.Published 15 months ago by Daniel bernardi
What a magnificent history book this was for me, one that forever linked me to lovable characters who walked me from one generation to the next. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Eleanor Cowan
Very interesting book. I read this book after my trip to Israel as I was wanting more history on this place.Published 23 months ago by Bubble
As an avid Michener fan, I continue to purchase from the extensive list on Amazon. I haven't read the book as yet, next in line but....he has failed to disappoint over the years.Published on Jan. 20 2013 by Jim Francis
I am a fan of Edward Rutherford. Having read all of his novels I was looking for another good historical novelist. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2006 by Victoria
I cannot vouch for the absolute historical authenticity of this magnificent book. Even biblical scholars can't do that. Read morePublished on April 19 2004