For the Temple

For the Temple

A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem

by G. A. Henty
Publisher: Preston Speed
Library Binding, 333 pages
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Historical Setting: Palestine, 70 A. D.

Mr. Henty weaves into the record of Josephus an admirable and attractive story. The troubles in the district of Tiberias, the march of the legions, the sieges of Jotapata, of Gamala, and of Jerusalem, form the impressive and carefully studied historic setting to the figure of the lad who passes from the vineyard to the service of Josephus, becomes the leader of a guerrilla band of patriots, fights bravely for the Temple, and after a brief term of slavery at Alexandria, returns to his Galilean home with the favor of Titus.

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  For the Temple
HappyHomemaker of Oregon, 9/28/2011
This one is in my top ten list of favorite Hentys.
My favorite thing about it is how it does not vilify the invading Romans, but shows how the fall of Jerusalem was the hand of God.