Pillar of Fire

Pillar of Fire

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A historical fantasy recreates life in ancient Egypt as seen by a slave to the Pharaoh Akhenaten, who banished worship of all the gods but one, led his tribe in the wilderness, and may have been the true Moses

Blackwell North Amer
The Pharaoh Akhenaten is one of the most compelling and mysterious figures of ancient Egyptian history, and in this epic novel author Judith Tarr brings his troubled reign to life.
Akhenaten was a man inspired and possessed by his god, the Aten. In the name of the Aten, he turned his back on the Gods of Egypt and closed the temples.
Egypt was outraged, and though Akhenaten had time only for his God, his daughters, and his mother, Queen Tiye, he strove mightily to rule the Kingdom and avert disaster.
But Pillar of Fire is far more than the story of Akhenaten, for it was during his reign that the children of Israel dwelt in Egypt, a clan of the desert Habiru who had settled there. Judith Tarr daringly speculates that the Egyptian royal family was related to the descendants of Joseph and that Moses was indeed a prince of Egypt.

Baker
& Taylor

A sweeping historical fantasy recreates life in ancient Egypt as seen by a slave to the Pharaoh Akhenaten, who banished worship of all the gods but one, led his tribe in the wilderness, and may have been the true Moses.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 1995
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312855420
0312855427
Branch Call Number: FIC Ta 1995
Characteristics: 448 pages ; 24 cm

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loblollyrosa Mar 11, 2013

An interesting and intriguing historical novel combining known Egyptian and Biblical figures together with the weaving of their known stories. The author comes up with a surprising and somewhat controversial scenario that is bound to offend some. Recommended to readers who are looking for a really different historical viewpoint and are not that easily offended if it differs from what is normally acceped.

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