AHŌTI – A Story of Tamar
“As an author of biblical fiction, I know the amount of research and work that goes into crafting a story like this. Miriam Feinberg Vamosh and Eva Marie Everson comprise the perfect team.”
“Miriam Feinberg Vamosh and Eva Marie Everson create a gripping story of Tamar, King David’s daughter. Today’s readers will relate to the loneliness and shame Tamar experiences at the hands because of the actions and inactions of her father, brother, and half-brother. At the same time, they’ll appreciate the support the women in the story give to Tamar. Their concern makes possible the gift of transformation Tamar experiences as the story ends.”
“I was privileged to have the opportunity to discover, annotate, and publish the ancient text Words of Gad the Seer. Now I feel even more privileged, when Ms. Feinberg Vamosh and Mrs. Everson share part of the book with the whole world. This story of Tamar is for women by nature, and it is almost unbelievable that it was told thousands of years ago.”
“Miriam Feinberg Vamosh and Eva Marie Everson relate the tragedy of King David’s daughter Tamar, filling in the details from the historical reality of ancient Israel. This is a story of one whose faith in the God of Israel overcomes the epic failures of those who also serve her God, but whose humanness inevitably tarnishes His Name. The result is an uplifting account of a woman who could have allowed her circumstances to make her a perpetual victim, but who chooses to become mistress of her own destiny.”
“In a compelling melding of Jewish history, folklore, and biblical truth, the tragic story of King David’s daughter, Tamar, leaps off the page and shouts a redemptive cry for every woman silenced by her circumstance. The authors have successfully related Tamar’s tragic tale without villainizing David or the ancient culture in which he ruled by presenting a strong woman’s response to a lifetime of adversity. Today’s reader will find an example of hard-won redemption for the past and hope for an unexpectedly hopeful future.”
“Fans of biblical historical fiction will fall in love with Vamosh and Everson’s Ahoti. This story is filled with heartache and healing in a beautifully crafted tale of pain, loss, and redemption… Tamar finds herself on a journey she never knew was waiting for her. Vamosh and Everson grant offer readers not only a well-crafted story that ultimately results in a new name, but also a woven tapestry of God’s redemption they can wrap around their personal struggles.”
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Connoisseurs of Biblical fiction will love Ahoti.
- AHŌTI brings to life the Old Testament story of the biblical princess Tamar, the daughter of David, King of Israel.
- The familiar Bible story ends with Tamar living “desolate” (2 Samuel 13:20), but master storytellers Miriam Feinberg Vamosh and Eva Marie Everson take readers beyond this sorrowful ending to a horizon of hope, thanks to their brilliant adaptation of an ancient anonymous manuscript, purportedly written by Gad the Seer (1 Chronicles 29:29), which was discovered in India in the early 18th century. Beyond the biblical text, this manuscript provides a surprising conclusion, which has powerful modern-day significance.
- Rich with cultural, biblical, and historic detail, and spiritually compelling, Ahoti will inspire readers to overcome humiliation, pain, betrayal, and bitterness, to embrace a life of purpose.
Ahōti – A Story of Tamar
Ravaged by one brother, silenced and betrayed by another and redeemed by a third, Tamar—once beloved daughter of the king of Israel, and healer of the court—suddenly finds herself in exile, fleeing for her life. But in Ahōti, Miriam Feinberg Vamosh and her co-author Eva Marie Everson take Tamar’s story to new heights – with their adaptation of an ancient anonymous manuscript: the heroine’s dangerous journey and tenacious pursuit of her true identity and calling bring her full circle, to her rightful place in the kingdom.