December 1, 2023 /
By the Waters of Babylon
by Christopher Farrar
Discussion led by Barb Peabody
When twelve-year-old Ya’el is taken prisoner by the Babylonians, her ability to write saves her life. A girl scribe, unique in the Empire, she’s destined for slavery in the palace of king Nebuchadnezzar. Her passion for learning earns her hostility from fellow captors and murderous hatred from Babylonian captors, but she is determined to survive. This book is a window into the Babylonian exile, and the Temple scrolls that later become the Bible. (Fiction, 2020)
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