God King

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It is 701 B.C-rule of the Kushite dynasty in ancient Egypt. Young Prince Taharka, a very minor royal son, succeeds unexpectedly to the throne of Kush and Egypt-a divine rulership. It’s not long, however, before a treacherous plot pushes him into sudden exile and into the hands of Amos, an emissary of King Hezekiah seeking help against the Assyrians. Posing as a medical assistant, Taharka journeys with Amos to Judea where he encounters two kings in conflict. His true identity suddenly uncovered, he must choose with whom he will fight-the mighty Assyrian, Sennacherib, promising alliance or Hezekiah, the Jew who trusts in Yahweh.

Pages: 212

Pages: 212

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Your students will gain understanding about the idolatry that was so prevalent in ancient times, while also learning more about everyday customs. A treacherous plot, difficult battles with Assyrians, promising alliances, and faith in Yahweh all point to the fact that human nature hasn’t changed in thousands of years.

  • Tapestry of Grace families: Integrate this read-aloud into your studies for the 9 weeks in Unit 3 and in Literature Studies: the Ancients.  *Note that read-alouds are not included in the first printing of Year 1, but are in the second printing.
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