Sunday, January 31, 2010

Giveaway: The Triumph of Deborah

Eva Etzioni-Halevy brings the story of the Old Testament's Deborah, renowned judge and prophet of the Israelites alive with her novel The Triumph of Deborah. Deborah is known to many people as the author of the Song of Deborah from the book of Judges. The Triumph of Deborah focuses on this very important time in the history of the Israelites, when their army, led by Deborah and the great warrior Barak defeats the Canaanites and bring about 40 years of peace.Besides giving readers a look into history, the separate, personal stories of Deborah, and Barak give readers a glimpse into agrarian life in the villages of the Israelites. Deborah is amazingly strong and sure of herself, and the wisdom she believes God bestows on her. She looks at situations from all points of view, while constantly following Torah law and the Commandments. Her charismatic yet calm personality and regal disposition, draw people to her and they heed her advice and opinions. Each day, Deborah leaves her husband and five sons to go to work under her special tree to dispense justice to all who come to her. A working woman in the twelfth century B.C.E.!
After his destruction of the Canaanite palace and town of Hazor, Barak frees the Israelites who have been slaves to the Canaanites and takes the Canaanite princess Ashera to his home to become his bride. In the group of Israeli women who Barak hires to wrk in his home is Nogah, daughter of Canaanite King Jabin by on of his Israeli slaves. The story of their complicated love-triangle and how it brings about the peace contract is interesting and amazing.
I know next to nothing about the Old Testament, and other than knowing there was an important woman named Deborah in Jewish history, I had no knowledge of this story prior to reading The Triumph of Deborah. I found it amazingly relevant to our world today, with familiar jealousies, pride, and questions about gender roles.
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION I enjoyed The Triumph of Deborahso much, that I need to share it with one of you! I will be giving away my gently used copy of The Triumph of Deborah. To win it, just leave a comment telling me the name of any woman of the Old Testament.
For extra entries you can Follow the Evil Overlord, Tweet about the giveaway, or mention it on your own blog. Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you are already a Follower be sure to leave a comment saying so.
This giveaway will end Wednesday, February 10 at 11:59 PM, EST.

Official FTC Disclosure: I received no compensation for this review, other than the unsolicited copy of the book from the author.
Engraving by French artist Gustave Dore.

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Naomi from the Old Testament-thanks for the chance to win! wrestlermom2 at yahoo dot com

Lyn said...

That is such a fun give away. Both of my sons were named from the Bible.

Aaron is my 17 year old, and Zachary my 4 year old.

I didn't want to take away from someone who hasn't won something from a blog.

God luck everyone!

Lyn

Marci said...

Esther is one of my favorite Old Testament women. Please enter me-I'd love to read this book!
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kanishk said...

sounds like some good reads! Sometimes it is nice to read something a bit different to usual.

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Deborah said...

One of my favorites is Ruth, who is known for her loyalty and kindness. asthenight at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

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Deborah said...

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justpeachy36 said...

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Please enter me in the giveaway.

One woman from the old testament was Queen Esther.

Mystica said...

Sarah is another woman from the old Testament.


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Wanda said...

Bathsheba

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

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Wanda said...

I just became a follower of your blog.

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Jodi said...

Another woman from the Old Testament is Delilah.

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Ginny said...

Rahab is from the Old Testament

Ginny said...

I follow

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Tina said...

sneaking in under the wire....Sarah is my woman from the Old Testament. but this one looks great. Please enter me.

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Tina said...

I'm a follower...
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