The Pagan & The Jew: The Jewish Rebellion against the Roman Empire by Terrance Williamson
English | 2018| Historical Fiction| ePUB | 1.3 MB
Rebellion! Against the greatest of odds, the Jews have driven out their oppressors and reclaimed Judea from the Romans. With fury, the tyrannical Emperor Nero sends Vespasian, a general tested in the crucible of combat, to crush the uprising with a cruelty beyond comparison. Vespasian’s ambition, however, far outreaches that of defeating a rebellion; his sights are set on the throne. Feigning obedience, and with a scheme developed by his son, Titus, they take upon the martial mantle with the hopes of securing the east under their banner and enacting a plot to overthrow Nero. Matters are only complicated when Titus falls in love with a Jewish princess, Bernice, who helps him to understand the plight of the Hebrews.
Preparing for Vespasian’s arrival is an underestimated opponent named Josephus. Recently promoted to general of the Galilean forces, Josephus is burdened with the impossible task of defending Israel against the coming retribution. At the stronghold of Jotapata, Josephus stirs the ill-armed, yet courageous Jews to resist the onslaught of the pagans in heroic fashion. They alone act as a barrier between the Romans and the holy city of Jerusalem. Should they fail, at this clashing of civilizations, their nation and religion will perish.
The following story is based on real events taken from the eyewitness account of Flavius Josephus.