As a Driven Leaf by Milton Steinberg

By Milton Steinberg

A lively vintage of yank Jewish literature, a ancient novel approximately historic sage-turned-apostate Elisha ben Abuyah within the overdue first century C.E. on the center of the story are questions on religion and the lack of religion and the repression and uprising of the Jews of Palestine. Elisha is a number one student in Palestine, elected to the Sanhedrin, the top Jewish courtroom within the land. yet tragedies wake up doubt approximately God in Elisha's brain, and doubt eats away at his religion. Declared a heretic and excommunicated from the Jewish group, he trips to Antioch in within sight Syria to start a quest via Greek and Roman tradition for a few primary irrefutable fact. The velocity of the narrative alternatives up as Elisha without delay encounters the complete strength of the traditional Romans' all-consuming tradition. finally, Elisha is pressured by means of the facility of Rome to select from loyalty to his humans, who're rebelling opposed to the emperor's domination, and loyalty to his personal quest for truth.

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Whispered. In terror, Elisha climbed onto a stool and, reaching across the high bedstead, timidly touched his father's hand. Abuyah opened his eyes wonderingly, turned his head slowly, and saw the boy standing beside him. He smiled, but only with his lips. "Eh, my son," he said, "your father is drinking from the cup of wrath tonight. " Abuyah's voice, exhausted by weakness, trickled away. Then he breathed deeply with a great effort, and continued, "Come time is short. Your uncle insists that, as your .

I am an assessor from the district tax office," one began without a word of greeting, addressing himself to Amram. " Amram's eyes flared, his jaws tightened so that his voice was strained. "You didn't lose any time getting here, did you? " The assessor shrugged his shoulders. "Don't blame me. I'm merely doing my duty. They sent me and here I am. " Amram snorted. "Publicans and tax collectors, you mean. " "That's not my business. " the accountant and I. If you will "No," Amram barked. "I will not have business done here .

His uncle whispered. " Elisha's fingers shook sounds broke from his The man laid his as he clothed himself. Wordless lips. hand reassuringly on the boy's shoulder. [35] "Do not cry, if you can help it," he counseled compassionately. are a big boy now. Strive You sadden your father. " Silently they crossed the courtyard into moon threw a patch of pale unreal light. which a white air was cool The with dew. Outside Abuyah's chamber stood Nicholaus. barely the time to observe the look of way "It is for the surgeon will "I aloft a lamp Amram, wip- followed.

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