When Babylon destroys Jerusalem, as Yahweh warned through his prophets, the captives’ bitterness and grief pours out in the Captives’ Psalm:
“[By the rivers of Babylon] we sat as exiles, mourning our captivity, and wept with great love for Zion. Our music and mirth were no longer heard, only sadness. We hung up our harps on the willow trees.” (Psalm 137:1-2, The Passion Translation)
A young Israelite woman is among them, captured by a mercenary Scythian prince. Driven toward Babylon by both hatred and hope, she endures captivity to reunite with her husband.
But will he be there when she reaches Babylon? Will the prince risk the Scythian throne–and his life–to believe in the Hebrew God? Can they both find what they seek when they meet the prophet Ezekial. . . by the rivers of Babylon?
If you enjoy Biblical fiction you will enjoy this book. I found this book to be very interesting and a quick read, but with a lot of depth.
It’s so sad to read about the persecution the Jews went through but God always gave them hope and He opened the doors for others to come to Him.
I loved the raw honesty of wondering and questioning if God even hears our prayers, we often wonder that, at least I do. But then to see God move is a beautiful thing.
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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own.