From Kirkus Reviews
"(Mokin's) clear style and beautifully conceived rendition of the characters—particularly Miryam and Aharon—are sure to draw readers into the world. ...any (readers) with an interest in biblical studies or the history of Egypt, the Middle East and the children of Israel will find much to absorb. A tale of the Exodus that brings Israel’s prophet and people to life." —Kirkus Reviews
"I've just finished reading Meribah
, a short, remarkable and eminently readable novel based on one of the most consequential events ... in all of human history, the Exodus. The escape of the ancient Jews from slavery in Egypt, and their subsequent 40 years of wandering in the desert, makes for one of the most spectacular stories ever told. ...Meribah
is a love story set in the wider Exodus narrative. A young Egyptian falls in love with (a) Hebrew slave woman...and follows her and the Jewish people as they flee Egypt...What's important is that Meribah
is much more than a love story. It's a fascinating meditation on great questions of morality and religion..." —Huffington Post
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Mokin's writing is clear, clean and addictive. His interpretation of the Exodus story is fascinating … Meribah
is a great read." —Deborah Green, Assoc. Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, University of Oregon.