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Victory on the Walls: Story of Nehemiah

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Victory on the Walls: Story of Nehemiah

by Frieda Hyman


Quick Overview

Mainly following the adventures of Bani, a fictional nephew of Nehemiah, the tale tells the story of how the Jewish people re-established themselves in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity. It is based on the Biblical books 1 and 2 Ezra (Nehemiah) and the major events which occur in the story are drawn directly from Scripture.


Thirteen-year-old Bani was born in Jerusalem, but he has spent all his life in Susa. His uncle, Nehemiah, is cup bearer to the king, and Bani expects to train as a soldier in the king's army. Nehemiah has other plans for him. Bani must study Torah, whether he wants to or not. Right now, he would rather not. He would rather be a soldier for the king, or serve him in some way. All Bani's loyalty is to Susa. He does not understand Nehemiah's love for Jerusalem, a love that seems to supersede his love for Bani. Nehemiah asks the king for permission to go to Jerusalem. These are difficult times, and Susa is surrounded by enemies. Should the king allow Nehemiah to go so far away? Will Bani be allowed to go with him? Nehemiah has signed a loyalty oath, but when they get to Jerusalem Bani is amazed to find that they are going to rebuild the gates and restore the Temple. How will this prove their loyalty to the king? Gradually, Bani begins to understand his uncle's love of Jerusalem, and his ultimate loyalty, which is to God. The fictional characters weave themselves seamlessly into the plot. It is not exceptionally easy reading, but it is an exceptionally good story. Size 0.6" H x 8.48" L x 6.22" W, 182 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9781883937966
Author Frieda Hyman
Age Group 10-13
Book Type paperback

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