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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (347 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marek Halter Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The ancient world and its politics come to life through the eyes of a young Jewish woman, Mary of Nazareth.

Miriam - also known as Mary - was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great; she is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is wrongly imprisoned by the Romans, she takes action. She calls upon a well-known rebel by the name of Barabbas, and together they set out to save her father. A daring escape is accomplished and, against staggering odds, Miriam's father is saved from crucifixion.

Barabbas, flush with the success of the rescue, is intent on leading a full-scale rebellion against Herod and the Romans. Along with Mary and her father, he speaks before Jewish leaders who have gathered from various communities. Miriam feels great frustration as the men endlessly debate morality, the wisdom of rebellion, and the nature of God's will. Having almost lost her father, and knowing she will be ostracized, she nevertheless speaks out against the use of violence. And to her surprise, one man, Joseph, listens. He offers to take her to Magdala, where she will be allowed to study in the company of intelligent, well-read women. This rare opportunity sets into motion a series of events that will change Miriam's life - and the history of the Jewish people - forever.

Based on extensive historical and biblical scholarship, Mary of Nazareth is a revealing, utterly captivating portrait of a woman whose story we only thought we knew.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/16/2014

    " It was OK. It was an interesting perspective on history. Having been raised Christian, it went against my sense of tradition. As a scholar, I had to say I don't see how it COULDN'T be her story... so, I just have to take it as another possibility, I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Teguh | 2/6/2014

    " buku yang bagus dalam penceritaannya, dimana sejarah kristen kuno digabungkan dengan sejarah Nazi. Tokoh yang diungkapkan menggambarkan beberapa sudut pandang aliran kehidupan, seperti feminisme, otoritarianisme dan relijius ortodok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Deborah | 1/24/2014

    " Not great not bad, nice feministic spin. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jamie | 1/24/2014

    " This was an exciting book for the first few chapters but it soon went downhill for me. I was surprised that the mother of Jesus could be depicted as annoying and condescending. I feel as though the author wanted to portray Mary as having wisdom and strength that astonished those around her, but instead she came off as very haughty and holier-than-thou. I am disappointed that I tarnished my idea of Mary by reading this book. "

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