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Babylon: Center of the World Paperback – Large Print, March 27, 2014
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From the Author
Dr. B. G. Brainard's passion is to bring theHebrew Scriptures to life one book at a time through meticulous research andexcursions to the Middle East. She is the author of two works of historicalfiction set within the ancient Near East: Esther's Song about the life and times of the biblical Esther living in aPersian harem, Babylon: Center of the World relates the story of the wise man Daniel'sfaithfulness to the God of Israel under bouts of persecution after being takenas a royal hostage by King Nebuchadnezzar king to Babylon, and JerusalemBound! about the return of the Jewish exiles Ezra and Nehemiah amongmany others from captivity in Babylon after the conquest of Cyrus king ofPersia. She has graduate degrees from Vanguard University of Southern Californiaand Portland State University, which fueled her life-long passion to make senseof the intricacies of the Hebrew Bible, Mesopotamian archaeology, and ancientNear East history. She lives in Oregon with her husband, five hundred orchids,and a little red barn.
From the Back Cover
Babylon: Center of the World opens with the biblical Daniel living in the city of Babylon that is about to fall to the invincible Persian army under the leadership of King Cyrus. Daniel was taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar as a youth when Jerusalem had been conquered decades earlier. Daniel was an interpreter of dreams, signs, and visions, including the handwriting on the wall of Belshazzar's palace heralding the end of the Babylonian Empire. The fall of Babylon to Cyrus was foretold by Yahweh, the God of Israel, and by Marduk, the chief god of Babylon; and was executed by worshipers of the Persian god Ahura Mazda. Then in fulfillment of Yahweh's promise to his people, King Cyrus issued a decree allowing Jews living in exile to return to Judah for the purpose of rebuilding the Jerusalem Temple. In the midst of this confluence of divine activity, Daniel stayed true to the God of Israel and lived an exemplary life.
B. G. Brainard's passion is to bring the Hebrew Scriptures to life one book at a time, through meticulous research and personal excursions to the Middle East. Readers may also enjoy Esther's Song: A Novel, which portrays the story of the biblical Esther set within the ancient Near East. The author lives in Oregon with her husband, five hundred orchids, and a little red barn.
To learn more about upcoming books that sympathetically envision the life of each character within the parameters of the biblical account and historical record, please visit bgbrainard.com.
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