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The Bronze Bow

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Published by Houghton Mifflin .
Written in English.

About the Book

After witnessing his father's crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by a single passion: to avenge his father's death by driving the Roman legions from the land of Israel. Consumed by hatred, Daniel joins the brutal raids of an outlaw band living in the hills outside his village. Though his grandmother's death slows his plans by forcing him to move home to care for his sister, he continues his dangerous life by leading a group of the boy guerrillas in spying and plotting, impatiently waiting to take revenge. In nearby Capernaum, a rabbi is teaching a different lesson. Time and again Daniel is drawn to the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, only to turn away, disappointed and confused by Jesus' lack of action in opposing the Romans. Devoid of tenderness and forgiveness, headstrong Daniel is also heedless of the loyalty of his friend Joel; the love of Joel's sister, Malthace; and the needs of his own disturbed sister, Leah, dragging them down his destructive path towards disaster. Elizabeth George Speare won the 1962 Newbery Medal for this magnificent novel of Daniel's tormented journey from a blind, confining hatred to his acceptance and understanding of love. Booklist called it "a dramatic, deeply felt narrative whose characters and message will be long remembered." - Inside front cover.

"Angry and bitter, a teenager in ancient Israel fights the occupation of his land by the Romans. He plots revenge and carries out daring raids, never doubting his ideals, until all of his actions, plans, and notions are brought into question by a man who fights the Romans with a force stronger than hatred."

First Sentence

A BOY STOOD on the path of the mountain overlooking the sea.

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Open Library
OL7468365M
Internet Archive
bronzebow00eliz
ISBN 10
0395877695
ISBN 13
9780395877692
Library Thing
4605
Goodreads
2820604
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