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  • Judah's Wife

  • A Novel of the Maccabees
  • Written by: Angela Hunt
  • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Judah's Wife

Written by: Angela Hunt
Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
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Publisher's Summary

The miraculous story of the Maccabees told through the eyes of a woman who learns that love requires both courage and sacrifice. Seeking safety after a hard childhood, Leah marries a strong and gentle man of the nation of Judah. But when the ruler of the land issues a life-altering decree, her newfound peace - and the entire Jewish heritage - is put in jeopardy.

Seeking peace and safety after a hard childhood, Leah marries Judah, a strong and gentle man, and for the first time in her life Leah believes she can rest easily. But the land is ruled by Antiochus IV, descended from one of Alexander the Great's generals, and when he issues a decree that all Jews are to conform to Syrian laws upon pain of death, devout Jews risk everything to follow the law of Moses.

Judah's father resists the decree, igniting a war that will cost him his life. But before dying, he commands his son to pick up his sword and continue the fight - or bear responsibility for the obliteration of the land of Judah. Leah, who wants nothing but peace, struggles with her husband's decision - what kind of God would destroy the peace she has sought for so long?

The miraculous story of the courageous Maccabees is told through the eyes of Judah's wife, who learns that love requires courage...and sacrifice.

©2018 Angela Hunt Communications, Inc. (P)2018 Recorded Books

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imaginative and credible

The storytelling gives the characters personality and makes it seem like the old testament happened just like that.

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Judah’s Wife

The story of war just seems to go on and on. Found my mind wandered off a lot, and I don’t like that for listening to a story.

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A Warrior's Wife

Judah and his wife share their story of fighting to save Israel from heathen rulers and pagan priests. It made me want to refresh my knowledge of the history of the Maccabees.

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