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The Silence of the Chariot Descenders [Kindle Edition]

Nissim Ben David , Tamara Avner , SodHamilim
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Book Description

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
  • ASIN: B00HGBB6BS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #871,826 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
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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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Labyrinthine Journey through Historic Illumination February 4, 2014
Professor Nissim Ben David mixes a brilliant fusion of history and literature in his lyrical and breathtaking—yet factually accurate—portrayal of visceral humanity in perpetual combat with sadistic evil in THE SILENCE OF THE CHARIOT DESCENDERS. Translated from the Hebrew into lucid prose (so that all can understand), the author takes us deep into the roots and beauty of Jerusalem. Entrenched in history and imagination, the book brings us into the realm of King Zedekiah, the Judean desert, its hues and ineffable minutia; and everything beyond. Anyone intrigued with the mystery and majesty of secret scrolls, purloined hidden messages, and an imperishable quest for knowledge will appreciate this book. From the West Bank to the sands that descend into the Dead Sea, Nissim Ben David catapults himself into his characters' hearts and puts his prose on the map in this important, yet informative, and thoroughly entertaining, full-length work. The editing and writing is crisp and lively. Art is collaged with historic intellectualism in an intricate and incomparable setting—yet simple; so that all ages can comprehend the significance of this stellar work—narrated to pinpoint precision via a pleasantly labyrinthine manner—which guides the reader toward glory (and/or) ruins—backward in time to understand the future.
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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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3.0 out of 5 stars What happened to the ending? May 12, 2014
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Interesting book all the way thru but when you reach the end, there is no ending. It's as though there are pages missing. Kind of aggravating when you are reading and dying to know how it ends....then it doesn't.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful reading May 9, 2014
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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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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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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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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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3.0 out of 5 stars Its a skipper.
Too intricate and lengthy. Found myself skipping thro the pages to reach conclusion.
Published 1 month 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 4 months ago by Sandy/Joan McGrady
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 4 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 6 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 7 months ago by Muhammad N. Sikandar (Media Manager For Peshantis)
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
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Entertaining
The story kept moving and you will enjoy the journey. The characters seemed to move smoothly and they kept your interest.
Published 7 months ago by Barbara Abbott
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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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