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The Other Book of Exodus

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Posted By: MissMolly, 8/23/2020 4:58:51 AM

You’ve heard of the Book of Exodus, but have you heard of the other book “Exodus?” It’s a little bit of hubris of me to write a book review for an acclaimed, award-winning book first published nearly a decade before I was born, but the modern book Exodus is something that’s no less timeless than the original, and no less significant, filled with historical and biblical analogies of the Jewish people leaving exile and coming home. It’s a page turner that if you didn’t read, you’ll want to. God is not the author of “Exodus,” but He inspired a great man, .

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 8/23/2020 5:51:52 AM (No. 518109)
I read that book and saw the Paul Newman movie next. Liked the book better. It gave me a good picture what the refugees had to go through to establish Israel as a modern nation. Israel has been in a constant state of war since.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: GrandmaP 8/23/2020 8:40:34 AM (No. 518207)
I read Exodus as a teenager. Until then, I had no idea of founding of Israel. It's one of the best books I've ever read. I'm putting it on rereading list.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: RahmItThru 8/23/2020 8:55:06 AM (No. 518218)
Battle Cry and Armageddon are two other great books of his.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: rushie 8/23/2020 8:55:41 AM (No. 518219)
Another great book about Jewish history, The Source by Michener
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Gallo3 8/23/2020 10:12:38 AM (No. 518287)
Mila 18, about the Warsaw Ghetto rising, is as good as Exodus.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 8/23/2020 10:23:40 AM (No. 518300)
I also read it as a teenager, and this article reminds me how much I liked it. Better than the movie, and the movie was pretty dang good. Should be required reading in all high schools (as if), a great antidote to the poisonous lies spread by Marxist/Democrats about Israel.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Chicagoan 8/23/2020 11:58:57 AM (No. 518415)
I read Exodus quite some time ago and again years later, as well as a few others by Uris. Great and enlightening story. I recommend it to anyone concerned about the state of Israel or planning a visit there.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Chuzzles 8/23/2020 1:20:57 PM (No. 518492)
It was one of Paul Newman's great movies, but there was no way to put that huge book on screen unless they would have done it as a miniseries for television. One of those books that was overflowing with enjoyment, too much to squeeze into two hours or so for a theater. Leon Uris was a great author. Now this movie would be a great choice for a remake, even if it was only on streaming as a limited run series. The viewing numbers would be through the roof.
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