For the Temple

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Author: G. A. Henty
Publisher: Preston Speed Publications; Fiction
Ages: 8-12
Period: 70 A.D. Asia, Palestine, Roman-Jewish War; Fiction

For the Temple brings vividly to life the story of the fall of Jerusalem. Drawing on the writings of Josephus, Mr. Henty recounts the revolt of Palestine and the march of the Roman legions against Jotapata, Gamala, and finally Jerusalem itself. After the fall of Jotapata, young John of Gamala and his band of guerilla patriots harass the legions and eventually join in the defense of Jerusalem. Captured and carried off as a slave at the fall of Jerusalem, John is brought before Titus, who awards him a procuratorship for having previously spared his life and sends him home to his parents and his betrothed.

         

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