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God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah

by Joanne Williamson

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Original Title: God King


ISBN: 1883937736
ISBN13: 9781883937737
Autor: Joanne Williamson/Daria M. Sockey
Rating: 4.8 of 5 stars (1371) counts
Original Format: Paperback, 206 pages
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Published: May 2nd 2005 / by Bethlehem Books / (first published January 1st 2002)
Language: English
Genre(s):
Historical Fiction- 38 users
Academic >School- 13 users
Historical- 11 users
Childrens- 7 users
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Description:

A never-before published tale by the author of the best -selling Hittite Warrior, carries the reader
back to Ancient Egypt and biblical Jerusalem. It is 701 B.C - rule of the Kushite dynasty in ancient
Egypt. Young Prince Taharka, a very minor royal son, succeeds unexpectedly to the throne of
Kush and Egypt - a "divine" rulership. It's not long, however, before a treacherous plot pushes him
into sudden exile and into the hands of Amos, an emissary of King Hezekiah seeking help with
whom he will fight - the mighty Assyrian, Sennacherib, promising alliance or Hezekiah, the Jew
who trusts in Yahweh. A novel inspired by research of the historical King Taharka and period.
Includes an introduction with home-education suggestions.

About Author:

Joanne S. Williamson was born on May 13th, 1926, in Arlington, Massachusetts. Though she had
interests in both writing and music, and attended Barnard College and Diller Quaile School of
Music, it was writing that became the primary focus for her career after college. She was a feature
writer for Connecticut newspapers until 1965, when she moved to Kennebunkport, Maine, and
began to write historical fiction for young people.
In each of Miss Williamson's eight novels, she explores unusual historical slants of well-known
events.
After a decline in American interest in historical fiction, she decided to return to her second calling
and take up music again until her retirement in 1990. Now, interest has been rekindled in her
books and in those of other writers of historical fiction.

Other Editions:
- God King (Kindle Edition)

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Aug 07, 2015


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Tapestry of Grace
Shelves: world-middleeast, history-creation-to-fall-of-rome
A compelling adventure that illuminates Egyptian, Assyrian and Israelite ancient culture. A fun
read for children that neither avoids nor indulges in the practice of war in that time.
Parents should be advised this is historical FICTION and teach it as such. Particularly in regard to
the main character, an egyptian pharoah, very little is known of him. Reading the author's note at
the end will help to clarify the line between fact and fiction, but also spoils some of the plot.
Bible believing pare
A compelling adventure that illuminates Egyptian, Assyrian and Israelite ancient culture. A fun
read for children that neither avoids nor indulges in the practice of war in that time.
Parents should be advised this is historical FICTION and teach it as such. Particularly in regard to
the main character, an egyptian pharoah, very little is known of him. Reading the author's note at
the end will help to clarify the line between fact and fiction, but also spoils some of the plot.
Bible believing parents should note the main character is not Hezekiah, but an Egyptian pharoah.
As such, he prays to numerous god's for help at various points. While he is intrigued by the
Israelite God, he clearly makes no allegiance to Him.
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