With a Mighty Hand: The Story in the Torah

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Candlewick Press, 2013 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 198 pages
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Amy Ehrlich retains the beauty, drama, and mystery of the Torah in this unique adaptation, gorgeously illustrated with paintings by Daniel Nevins.

The Torah is the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, which Christians call the Old Testament. It tells the story of the beginning of the Jewish people and their relationship with God. From Adam and Eve to the first patriarch, Abraham, to Moses, who led his people to the promised land, the stories in the Torah have been studied and revered since it was first written down nearly 3,000 years ago. Now in this glorious volume, Amy Ehrlich crafts an authentic, lyrical adaptation that is presented as a continuous narrative, one that honors the complexities of the original text. Daniel Nevins’s richly hued paintings bring the ancient wonders of the Torah to resonant life, making this truly a gift to savor, share, and treasure.
Back matter includes notes, and a bibliography, and an artist’s note..

Including:
an author’s introduction
a genealogy of the Torah
a map of the region
annotated endnotes
a bibliography
an artist’s note
 

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Contents

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GENESIS
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EXOD
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At Sinai
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At the Beginning
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AN ARK OF GOPHER WOOD AND REEDS 00 8
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AND HE CALLED OUT YAHWEHS NAME 467
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YOU SHALL BE CALLED ABRAHAM 00 2 0
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SEVEN cows WERE COMING x9
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THE sILVER GOBLET x9
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AND JOSEPH COMFORTED HIS BROTHERS 96
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A NEW KING w?
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ALL WAS STRUCK AND BROKEN x9
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In the Wilderness
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ON THE WINGS OF EAGLES 00
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IN THE CLEET OF THE ROCK 429
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IN THE RIPENESS OF AGE 0
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A CLAsHING WAS WITHIN HER Oz?
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SMOKE ON THE ALTAR LG
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MY DWELLING WILL BE IN YOUR MIDST QC?
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AILS FROM THE SEA w
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About the author (2013)

Amy Ehrlich is an award-winning author of more than thirty books for children and young adults as well as an illustrious editor of books for young readers. Amy Ehrlich lives in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

"I’ve always been fascinated by the Torah — both as an object and as a work of literature. When I set out to create a version of the Torah, I wanted to make a bridge between the little fables that are presented as ‘Bible stories for children’ and the complete (and often impenetrable) text of the Torah. To do this I focused on the characters and events in the narrative and wrote it as free verse to bring forward the poetry and beauty of the language." — Amy Ehrlich

Daniel Nevins is a fine artist whose paintings have appeared in more than sixteen countries on six continents. With a Mighty Hand is his first book. Daniel Nevins lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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