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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."

16 editions First published in 1961

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March 2008, Blackstone Audiobooks
The Bronze Bow
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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March 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
The Bronze Bow
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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March 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
The Bronze Bow
MP3 CD in English - Unabridged edition
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March 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
The Bronze Bow
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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July 1, 1999, Novel Units
Bronze Bow
Paperback in English - Teacher edition
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August 25, 1997, Houghton Mifflin
The Bronze Bow
in English
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September 1, 1997, Houghton Mifflin
The Bronze Bow
Paperback in English
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December 1993, William A. Thomas Braille Bookstore
The Bronze Bow
Hardcover in English
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1993, Lion publishing
Bron ze bow
in English - New ed.
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September 1981, Perfection Learning Prebound
The Bronze Bow
Unknown Binding
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1970, Penguin
The bronze bow
in English
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1970, Penguin Books
The Bronze bow.
in Undetermined
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1964, Penguin
The bronze bow.
in English
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1962, Victor Gollancz Ltd
The bronze bow.
in English
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1961, Houghton Mifflin
The bronze bow.
in English
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1961, Hougton Mifflin
The Bronze Bow

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