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The Silence of the Chariot Descenders [Kindle Edition]

Nissim Ben David , Tamara Avner , SodHamilim
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Book Description

The rustling of the trees reached my ears, but I immediately concentrated and returned to listening to Monsieur Kreps. “Despite my advanced age and my vast experience, I was not destined to receive the ability to enter the depths of the supreme worlds, and therefore I will only be able to instruct you until a certain point, which is the point of no return for me. At that point, I will need to disconnect and return to reality, while you will have to continue on your own, using your insight and your transcendental characteristics. Remember everything that you have learned about the need and ability to separate emotion from reason. You must rise up over all feelings of fear, desire, love, affection and awe. We will define the objective now and you will attach your entire soul and strength to executing the task. If you do not succeed, your soul will continue to wander through unknown worlds and you will not be able to ever return to the earthly existence with which we are familiar. In this disconnected state, your mental experiences will cause your heart to accelerate until it fails to function, which will cause your death.”
I nodded in agreement as I felt my heart accelerate its beating and excitement thrilling my entire being.

Before the Babylonians succeeded in breaking down the walls of Jerusalem, King Zedekiah instructed a select group of warriors to take the hidden scrolls kept in the Holy Temple and flee the city.
The hidden scrolls were concealed in the Judean Desert, their hiding place known only to a few, members of the “Descenders to the Chariot.” The members of the group hid the existence of the scrolls and passed on the secret to their children and grandchildren who later migrated to Egypt, Carthage, Iberia, Mauritania and some of the European countries.
The descendants of those who had fled Jerusalem lived in exile for over two thousand five hundred years, where they suffered from ostracism, murder, coercion and religious persecution. In every generation, they anticipated the one whose courageous soul would grant him the ability to use the information concealed in the scrolls.

This moving and intriguing novel chronicles the fascinating saga describing the suspenseful, painful and heartfelt events in the life of Moses Ben Yishai, born at the turn of the twentieth century in a small village in the Sahara Desert. The central narrative describes the protagonist’s experiences during the second World War is interwoven with short compelling stories about special people born during past generations , since the destruction of the Holy Temple to the beginning of the twentieth century.

Product Details

  • File Size: 709 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Professor Nissim Ben David (January 1, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,743 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointment February 2, 2014
By Teri E
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This book started out with history, action, and promises of an exciting read. However, the story fell short towards the middle when the author kept switching back and forth from the present situation to situations in past generations. For me, it was difficult keeping up with the names and it became confusing trying to decipher the generational lineages. After struggling through the story, it became a painful chore to get to the end, even though it was interspersed with some exciting moments. After all the accolades, I have to admit that I was disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very fascinating read... April 1, 2014
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This is the first review I have written for anything, a book or otherwise. I enjoyed reading this book and found it to be fascinating, especially the historical background, most of which I am not overly familiar with, but am now motivated to read more about. The story is involved and intriguing and kept my interest. At times, I felt that the prose was likely more beautiful, and lyrical in its original Hebrew, than it was able to be translated into the English, but understanding that, it did not take away from the rich historical backdrop, the events that occurred, and the characters themselves. It does flip back and forth from the present time of the book to historical periods from times past, which can be confusing if you are not focusing and paying attention, but I found the stories from the past to be fascinating and was glad that they were included. The book will not answer all your questions by the end, and you will be left waiting for the sequel to find out what happens to everyone. But that is okay, I can wait.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Tail With Realistic History to Which I Relate February 15, 2014
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The Silence of the Chariot Descenders is one of a few books that I can relate to. It is evident that Nissim, the author, and I have much in common. Having been born and raised in Egypt and having known how Jews are looked upon in that part of the world, the story had a special effect on me. The author has succeeded in depicting somewhat realities of a life from a philosophical and a historical perspective while inserting personal history in it. Thank you Nissim for the intellectual opportunity.

Dr. Sabri Bebawi author of God on Trial
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Silence of the Chariot Descenders May 6, 2014
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An Excellant Book!!! The writing is often understated. This works well to de-sensationalize some of the events. I did want some of the events in the book to be slightly expanded, but, all told, it worked very well. The descriptions of the battles and war events were accurate enough and vivid enough to make me think the author may have had some battle experience. The end of the story was left hanging a bit, but, then, I do see why it was. Again, an excellant read. A sort of cross between Star Wars Jedi training and Indiana Jones.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful reading May 9, 2014
By Igor
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It was amazing for me to read a story of adventures while discover the true facts of Jewish history and philosophy.

The book belong to the rare category of books which are interesting both for young people and for serious readers.

Book's language is short, concrete and attractive. A lot of actions. So it is for uninterrupted reading. Like good Hollywood film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I have read this year! May 12, 2014
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I am not big on writing reviews. This is probably my first & so I give credit where credit is due.

The Silence of the Chariot Descenders was not only an exciting read, but well thought out & easy to follow between timelines. I was hooked at page one. This is a must read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informational January 22, 2014
This is the first book I am reading by Nissim Ben David and must say, I am now an avid fan and gave it five stars. Why? In the first chapter of this 340-page Kindle book (19 chapters), Nissim has managed to teach me what the title of his book means. I was torn between sorrow and fear as I was not sure what was coming my way when I read his opening sentence and was totally surprised what did. Losing a family member at any age is devastating, but even more so when you are only age 3 and not quite sure what is going on. Nissim has managed to mix the Hebrew/Jewish way of life while telling us what it was like to grow up without a mother, the secrecy surrounding a certain family member’s death and the usual questions a child has, but are not to be answered due to the culture. A close bond develops between this boy and his caretaker and Nissim shares in detail how this relationship develops and then the loss he felt when she was gone. This little boy does go on with life, and everyone can learn something from his journey – I know I did. It is like a coming of age journey, with lessons learn’t along the way and we have been invited to join. If you ever want to learn about the Hebrew/Jewish way of life in a simple but interesting way, read this book. If you also love a good love story that is action packed with danger, military and bravery – this is the book for you. You will not be able to put this book down until you have read it from cover to cover. Exciting and different and I cannot wait to read more books from this intelligent and exciting author. I would recommend this book for adults only, but some sections would be okay for a child to read. Nothing wrong with learning about another culture, but avoiding the sections that are for grownups only. In ending, you have to be an avid history buff to enjoy this book as it is extremely long but well documented. Hats off to Nissim – well done!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars an indescribable experience January 20, 2014
This book continually suprises the reader.. The author manages to captue a feeling that is familair and foreign at the same time. Highly recommended..
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... read this book free for a honest review I enjoyed it But it is for...
I read this book free for a honest review
I enjoyed it
But it is for the reader who like idea of a new way of living and what happens along the way
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3.0 out of 5 stars Its a skipper.
Too intricate and lengthy. Found myself skipping thro the pages to reach conclusion.
Published 4 months ago by Barbara Fischer
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting....Very Interesting!
The old sitcom "Laugh In" coined the phrase "Interesting....Very interesting but...." and this sums up this book. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sandy/Joan McGrady
3.0 out of 5 stars What happened to the ending?
Interesting book all the way thru but when you reach the end, there is no ending. It's as though there are pages missing. Read more
Published 7 months ago by ms000000
2.0 out of 5 stars A Strange Book
Too strange and unreal. Did not fit well with Biblical history. The relations with the WWII Germans was not realistic.
Published 7 months ago by Chuck McConnell
4.0 out of 5 stars I am chosen
There is no ending to this book. It a Jewish lineage from the early days who need go recover secret scrolls which a certain selected prophet can use to turn the world to an earthly... Read more
Published 9 months ago by melvingu
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever.
This is the best book I have read so far in 2014.
Very well written. very thoughtful.
This book has got some very deep level emotions in it.

Great read.
Published 10 months ago by John S.
4.0 out of 5 stars loved it
I really enjoyed this story. I did not find the switching between the history of the Chariot Descenders and the current time line to be confusing at all. Read more
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This book is already sold in Israel at the largest book store (Steimatsky). Many people have already read it in hebrew.
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