This is the story of Nehemiah, cupbearer to King Artexerxes. Anna Siviter weaves the rich tapestry of the ancient Persian court into the back drop of the story of Artaxerxes’s noble cup bearer, Nehemiah. Through the story, we are allowed to grasp the deep significance of Nehemiah’s devotion to God, to Jerusalem, and to his people.
Readers are also given a breathtaking glimpse of life in Babylon, the king’s court, and the difficulty of life for the Hebrew people who were left behind in a crumbling Jerusalem. This is an engaging story, which gradually builds until it’s hard to put down; but far beyond its plot, is the story’s sacred focus.
This is a reprint from the 1932 Edition.