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By James A. Michener

In his signature variety of grand storytelling, James A. Michener transports us again hundreds of thousands of years to the Holy Land. during the discoveries of contemporary archaeologists excavating the location of inform Makor, Michener vividly re-creates existence in an historical urban and lines the profound heritage of the Jewish people—from the persecution of the early Hebrews, the increase of Christianity, and the Crusades to the founding of Israel and the fashionable clash within the heart East. An epic story of affection, power, and religion, The resource is a richly written saga that encompasses the heritage of Western civilization and the good non secular and cultural rules that experience formed our world.
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“Fascinating . . . attractive . . . [a] outstanding rampage via background . . . Biblical historical past, as noticeable during the eyes of a professor who's wondered, appalled, overjoyed, enriched and impoverished through the spectacle of a land the place all males are archeologists.”The long island Times
“A sweeping [novel] choked with excitement—pagan ritual, the conflict of armies, historical and smooth: the evolving drama of man’s faith.”The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Magnificent . . . a superlative piece of writing either in scope and process . . . one of many nice books of this generation.”San Francisco name Bulletin

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Actually, this 12 months we will assault not more than in keeping with cent of our overall quarter. ” He requested for maps of the inform to be allotted, and because the students studied the contour traces, Jemail Tabari began his briefing. “All we all know of Makor’s heritage looks in six tantalizing passages. old Hebrew assets point out it as soon as. while the twelve tribes have been receiving their apportionments. It’s indexed as a city of no value at the border among the section of Asher alongside the ocean and of Naphtali inland. It was once by no means an immense urban like Hazor nor a district capital like Megiddo. within the Amarna letters present in Egypt and relationship again to approximately 1400 B. C. E. one reference: ‘Crawling on my stomach, my head coated with ashes of disgrace, my eyes avoided out of your divine countenance, I humble myself seven occasions seven and report back to the King of Heaven and the Nile. Makor was once burned. ’ A observation on Flavius Josephus offers a cryptic passage: ‘Jewish culture claims that Josephus escaped by way of evening from Makor. ’ In a recognized observation at the Talmud we discover a sequence of pleasant quotations from Rabbi Asher the Groats Maker describing daily existence in our geographical region. within the subsequent 700 years silence, apart from one short sentence within the document of an Arab dealer out of Damascus: ‘And from the olives of Makor, a lot revenue. ’ The groves we see at the different facet of the line can be a number of thousand years previous. within the Crusader interval, although, we come to giant written files, and that i desire all of you are going to learn Wenzel of Trier’s Chronicle. You’ll locate 3 photographic copies within the library. in brief, Wenzel tells us that Makor was once captured by way of the Crusaders in 1099 and for roughly 200 years used to be the seat of many of the Counts Volkmar of Gretz. We’re confident that at this point we’ve bought to discover whatever of substance. After 1291, while Makor fell to the Mamelukes, the location vanishes from background. now not even investors point out it, and we needs to imagine that human profession ended there. yet from the bedrock of the inform, insofar as we will determine it, to the head, is a distance of seventy-one toes, and we've got a correct to believe that many great things lie buried in that huge accumulation. John will clarify what we’re going to do. ” “Before he does,” the English photographer interrupted, “what’s Makor suggest? ” “Sorry,” Tabari acknowledged. “Old Hebrew note. Makor. resource. ” “Any importance? ” the Englishman requested. “We’ve continually meant it noted a water supply,” Tabari responded. “But there’s no checklist of the place the water used to be. If any of you will have shiny principles, we’d be happy to listen to them. ” “Isn’t it hidden lower than the inform? ” the photographer stated. “We’ve frequently puzzled. pass forward, John. ” Cullinane fixed a large-scale map of the inform to the blackboard and studied it. “Where to start? ” he requested. “We shall dig trenches, yet the place to find them? ” He surveyed the map for a number of moments, then grew to become away to stand his group. “Each dig has its unique difficulties, yet we've got one I’ve no longer encountered sooner than.

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