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Nathans Hope

Douglas Devries

Published October 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781414102900
Paperback
176 pages
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Wait! Nathan yelled. He pointed toward the brightening star. Look at that star! Its coming toward us! Dont talk nonsense. Ill teach you to wake me up. Abijah, with fist curled, stepped toward Nathan. Abijah, dont! Benjamin jumped up toMoreWait! Nathan yelled. He pointed toward the brightening star. Look at that star! Its coming toward us! Dont talk nonsense. Ill teach you to wake me up. Abijah, with fist curled, stepped toward Nathan. Abijah, dont! Benjamin jumped up to stop him. As he did, he glanced in the direction Nathan pointed. He gasped. There is a strange star! Look! Abijah stopped. As he turned, a lightning-like flash brightened the night and a glowing figure hovered above the young shepherds. Terrified, trembling, they dropped to their knees. Fear not, the figure said, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. ____________ Nathans Hope contrasts the Jewish hope for their promised Messiah and King with their hatred for King Herod and the Romans through the years just before and after the birth of Jesus. Events related in the Biblical account of Christs birth and historical facts from the reign and death of King Herod are seen through the eyes, words, and actions of the young shepherd, Nathan. He and four other youth tend their sheep in the desert area near Herodian, Herods palace and fortress town three miles from Bethlehem, the town where Jesus is born.