Biblical novel set in 1st century

Andrew Sanders, a resident of both Toronto and Haifa, is the author of a new work of historical fiction, Hanina My Son: A Novel of the First Century (Gefen, 2001), which has already appeared in Israel in Hebrew translation.

Hanina My Son is set during a time of fighting between the Pharisees and Sadducees, the Shammaites and Hillelites, the zealots and Roman oppressors, that culminated in the destruction of the Temple. The book demonstrates “the greatest gift of our ancestors: their unquestioning belief and unconditional love for God.”

Sanders has produced a sequel, My Husband Bar-Kokhba, for publication next year. He is also the author of Dear Maimonides, a treatise on science and religion. ♦

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