The Rise of the Maccabees
FREE on Kindle for a limited time only! Jerusalem, 180 BCE. For 800 years the Zadokite priesthood has led the Jewish People. But the world is changing. Without, Rome is rising, crushing the other powers of the ancient world beneath it. Within, a power struggle inside the House of Zadok is a golden opportunity for interlopers, who seek to unseat them from the throne. The delicate balance which has allowed the Jewish Nation to survive in this age of Empires is threatened.
The Maccabee Rebellion: A Biblical Historical Novel (Lions of Judea Book 2)
Judah Maccabee is no longer a youth, but a great warrior and the unchallenged leader of the Jewish People. He leads his people to victory after victory on the fields of battle and diplomacy, shocking the leaders of the mighty Seleucid Empire. Relentlessly, the armies of the empire are sent to crush the rebellion in Judea. They will do anything to eliminate the Maccabee army and suppress the Jewish faith.
Lions of Judea (2 book series) Kindle Edition
The heroic story of the Maccabees 2,150 years ago is the simple layer in the story, which actually reviews the struggles for control between the priests from the House of Zadok and the followers of the western culture of the time, and the sages, a struggle that will last about two hundred years and pave the way for Christ's desire to bring about change. Is it possible these days that history seems to be repeating itself among the Jewish people in the Land of Israel?
It's still too early to say if it's coming true, but the very fact that that an adaptation of a TV series based on "The Lions of Judea" historical fiction series appears in the "Upcoming series" of the Hollywood production company is exciting
The story behind the story or how I came to write the book
In 2008, I came across an article about the Judean Desert scrolls and I was amazed to understand that I didn't know the truth about Judaism in the period of pre-Christianity...
Priests of War: Lions of Judea Historical Novels Prequel
The Judean Mountains, 166 BCE. Apollonius, Governor of Samaria, leads a military campaign whose objective is to crush the incipient Maccabean Revolt. Opposite them, an uprising is being conducted by farmers and priests, people lacking any kind of military preparation and experience in battle. Priests of War allows us a glimpse into the heart of the dramatic events, and helps us get acquainted with some of the main characters who played the leading roles.
The Rise of the Maccabees: A Historical Novel (Lions of Judea Book 1)
Fascinating Historical Novel about the son of the priests, Judah the Maccabee, who became warlord of the ancient Israelis leading them to an alliance with Ancient Rome and a brave rebellion against the Seleucid Empire. A gripping glimpse into the heart of the dramatic events that took place in the Land of Israel before and during the Maccabee Rebellion.
The Knizhniki Publishing House is excited to announce the release of the Russian edition of Amit Arad's "Lions of Judea". Based on extensive research this epic novel reconstructs Judea of the 2nd century BCE and brings to life the legendary story of the Maccabees. An engrossing read for all history lovers!