Journey (#03 in Legacies Of The Ancient River Series)
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On his deathbed, Jacob, the patriarch, bestows the blessing of the firstborn on the sons of Joseph, igniting a bitter conflict between the two brothers. Manasseh, the elder son, is surprised and disturbed when Jacob deliberately crosses his hands, giving the more favorable blessing to the younger Ephraim-the blessing that rightfully belongs to him.^^Ephraim glories in the unexpected promise of power and feels that he is the one to continue his father's work and keep the Hebrews in Egypt. He is convinced that greatness for the nation of Israel will only be achieved through the mighty kingdom of Egypt.^^But Manasseh, visiting Hebron for the first time at Jacob's death, feels a warm stirring in his heart for Canaan. He believes that the Hebrews should leave Egypt immediately and return to the land that God had promised to Abraham, Isaac, and his grandfather Jacob. There is no reason to stay in Egypt any longer. The famine has been over for twelve years and Jacob is dead.^^Two brothers in conflict-not only over Israel's future, but also over love. One brother loves the beautiful harpist of Pharaoh's court, but the other already possesses her heart. One brother hopes to win a lovely slave; the other pursues an Egyptian princess.^^Life, love, and the future of the nation are at stake!
Book 3 in the Legacies of the Ancient River. The two sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasseh, disagree not only over Israel's future, but over love. Life, love, and the future of a nation are at stake.
ANGELA ELWELL HUNT has written several children's books. Her retelling of The Tale of Three Trees has become an international best seller. She lives in Florida, USA. TIM JONKE has been illustrating books for many years and his other successes include A Night the Stars Danced for Joy and The Easter Angels, both published by Lion.