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Mary of Nazareth - A Novel

Marek Halter

The ancient world and its politics come to life through the eyes of a young Jewish woman, Mary of Nazareth Miriam-also known as Mary-was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great; she is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is wrongly imprisoned by the Romans, she takes action. She calls upon a well-known rebel by the name of Barabbas, and together they set out to save her father. A daring escape is accomplished and, against staggering odds, Miriam's father is saved from crucifixion. Barabbas, flush with the success of the rescue, is intent on leading a full-scale rebellion against Herod and the Romans. Along with Mary and her father, he speaks before Jewish leaders who have gathered from various communities. Miriam feels great frustration as the men endlessly debate morality, the wisdom of rebellion, and the nature of God's will. Having almost lost her father, and knowing she will be ostracized, she nevertheless speaks out against the use of violence. And to her surprise, one man, Joseph, listens. He offers to take her to Magdala, where she will be allowed to study in the company of intelligent, well-read women. This rare opportunity sets into motion a series of events that will change Miriam's life-and the history of the Jewish people-forever. Based on extensive historical and biblical scholarship, Mary of Nazareth is a revealing, utterly captivating portrait of a woman whose story we only thought we knew. From the Hardcover edition.

The ancient world and its politics come to life through the eyes of a young Jewish woman, Mary of Nazareth Miriam-also known as Mary-was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great; she is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is wrongly imprisoned by the Romans, she takes action. She calls upon a well-known rebel by the name of Barabbas, and together they set out to save her father. A daring escape is accomplished and, against staggering odds, Miriam's father is saved from crucifixion. Barabbas, flush with the success of the rescue, is intent on leading a full-scale rebellion against Herod and the Romans. Along with Mary and her father, he speaks before Jewish leaders who have gathered from various communities. Miriam feels great frustration as the men endlessly debate morality, the wisdom of rebellion, and the nature of God's will. Having almost lost her father, and knowing she will be ostracized, she nevertheless speaks out against the use of violence. And to her surprise, one man, Joseph, listens. He offers to take her to Magdala, where she will be allowed to study in the company of intelligent, well-read women. This rare opportunity sets into motion a series of events that will change Miriam's life-and the history of the Jewish people-forever. Based on extensive historical and biblical scholarship, Mary of Nazareth is a revealing, utterly captivating portrait of a woman whose story we only thought we knew. From the Hardcover edition.
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The ancient world and its politics come to life through the eyes of a young Jewish woman, Mary of Nazareth Miriam-also known as Mary-was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great; she is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is wrongly imprisoned by the Romans, she takes action. She calls upon a well-known rebel by the name of Barabbas, and together they set out to save her father. A daring escape is accomplished and, against staggering odds, Miriam's father is saved from crucifixion. Barabbas, flush with the success of the rescue, is intent on leading a full-scale rebellion against Herod and the Romans. Along with Mary and her father, he speaks before Jewish leaders who have gathered from various communities. Miriam feels great frustration as the men endlessly debate morality, the wisdom of rebellion, and the nature of God's will. Having almost lost her father, and knowing she will be ostracized, she nevertheless speaks out against the use of violence. And to her surprise, one man, Joseph, listens. He offers to take her to Magdala, where she will be allowed to study in the company of intelligent, well-read women. This rare opportunity sets into motion a series of events that will change Miriam's life-and the history of the Jewish people-forever. Based on extensive historical and biblical scholarship, Mary of Nazareth is a revealing, utterly captivating portrait of a woman whose story we only thought we knew. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bernadette Dunne

Length:

10h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:47


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:12


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:46


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:34


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:28


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:41


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:02


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:51


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:14


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

01:52


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:51


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:20


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:03


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:58


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:46


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:30


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:05


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:19


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:45


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:18


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:03


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:35


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:56


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:57


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:53


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:39


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:16


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:10


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:11


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:50


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:40


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:35


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:51


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:57


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:38


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:00


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:58


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:10


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

00:35