The Mountains of Israel: A Taste of Heaven

Britt Lode and Yitschak Naki. Gefen (www.gefenpublishing.com), $34.95 (160p) ISBN 978-82-998981-2-6
In this heartfelt and informative volume, Norwegian Lode and Israeli Naki painstakingly correlate verses from the Bible with photos taken across the length and breadth of Israel to substantiate claims of Jewish ownership to the land. The work begins with an explanation of Israel's ancient identity and the rise of the Judaic kingdom, and how it ultimately divided in two and was led into exile. The chapters are organized by inheritances for the tribes of Israel spoken of in the Bible. Except for several inspirational stories scattered throughout which take as theme the relationship between the Jewish people and God, every page of text appears next to a photo depicting the place the biblical verses name. The bold and vivid images include breathtaking sunsets, animals out to pasture, historic sites such as the Citadel of David and the place where the Tabernacle stood, and modern-day Jews standing in prayer. They portray a rich and vast history of the land and the Jewish people, then and now. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 05/04/2015
Release date: 03/01/2015
Genre: Nonfiction
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