By Ben Witherington,Ann Witherington
Time is operating out for Khalil el acknowledged, as his melanoma remedies became much less and no more potent. And so it truly is that his outdated pals artwork West (and his new spouse, Marissa) and charm Levine plan anything very exact for Khalil, whereas there's nonetheless time-- the outlet of an el stated wing of the Israeli Museum of Antiquities, along with a few of the goods he bequeathed to the museum over decades. All of this would be rather adequate, yet because the Wests and others arrive in Jerusalem, an important explosion blows the pinnacle off of the Dome of the Rock. How did it take place? Will there be warfare? And who's this individual hiding within the shadows who appears the spitting picture of the well known useless villain el Tigre? alongside the best way new archaeological discoveries come to mild, and Yelena, the followed daughter of Grace and Manny, needs to make a decision if her destiny lies in Israel or no longer. The outdated acquaintances detect they're at a crossroads in all their lives--- which avenues will they take because the destiny beckons?
"Ben and Ann Witherington have given us one other paintings West experience, which, just like the prior novels, blends mind's eye with the realities of archaeology and the Holy Land. In analyzing this ebook you won't purely be entertained, quick turning the pages to determine what occurs subsequent, additionally, you will be buying a superb schooling when it comes to biblical scholarship, Christian origins, Jewish customs, lifestyles in Israel throughout the time of Jesus, heritage, and archaeology. briefly, the Witheringtons have made leisure academic and schooling entertaining!"
--Craig A. Evans, John Bisagno individual Professor of Christian Origins and Dean of the varsity of Christian idea, Houston Baptist University
"What occurs whilst a Jewish zealot conspires to explode Jerusalem's temple mount with a Palestinian Muslim? Ben Witherington's 9th artwork West novel is a compelling account of homicide, stolen antiquities, archaeological discoveries, and the chilly case revelation of Yasser Arafat's homicide, capped off with the destruction of the temple mount. go back to Zion is a gripping tale that is difficult to place down."
--Mark R. Fairchild, Luke J. Peters Professor of bible study, Chair Dept. Bible & faith, Huntington University
"The Witheringtons plant the reader among the rush of spiritual extremism--Christian, Jewish, and Muslim--and the impetus of individuals of fine judgment of right and wrong towards peace and cooperation throughout faiths. yet this is often additionally a narrative approximately valuing existence, dealing with dying, and discovering path in the middle of hazard and chance. the result's a narrative as multilayered because the archaeological digs that necessarily come into play the place artwork West is involved."
--David A. deSilva, Trustees' extraordinary Professor of recent testomony, Ashland Theological Seminary
Ben Witherington III is Amos Professor of NT for Doctoral stories at Asbury Theological Seminary and doctoral school at St. Andrews collage, and the writer of over thirty-five books, together with New York Times bestseller The Brother of Jesus.
Ann Witherington is teacher of Biology and Environmental Sciences at Asbury collage. Ben and Ann were married for over thirty years.