One of G.A. Henty's most popular works of historical fiction, now available for a new generation!

 

For The Temple shows the events leading to the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D. by the most powerful Empire on earth—Rome. To tell this heroic tale, Henty uses a courageous young Jew, John of Gamala, who joins the guard of the Jewish military commander Josephus, and unites the people in the defense of their homeland. Taking from the records of historian, Flavius Josephus, For the Temple paints a highly detailed picture of the actual events. For the Temple reveals G.A. Henty at his best—virtuous boys who become courageous men, lots of action, heroic sacrifice, and a rewarding end.

 

  • Reprint of 19th century classics, fully reformatted with modern typeface
  • Ideal for homeschool youth
  • Exclusive introductions written by historian, Bill Potter
  • Original illustrations
  • Word definitions to aid the modern reader

 

George Alfred Henty (1832-1902), a former English army officer, veteran of the Crimean War, and newspaper war correspondent, taught world history to generations of young men of the British Empire and America through exciting historical novels. Henty summarized his beliefs and story-telling philosophy in one of his last interviews before his death in 1902 when he said, in part:

 

"...heroism is largely based upon two qualities—truthfulness and unselfishness, a readiness to put one’s own pleasure aside for that of others, to be courteous to all, kind to those younger thanyourself, helpful to your parents, even if that helpfulness demands some . . .sacrifice of your own pleasure . . . True heroism is inseparable from true Christianity, and as a step toward the former I would urge most strongly and urgently the practice of the latter.

For the Temple: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem

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One of G. A. Henty’s most popular works of historical fiction, For The Temple shows the events leading to the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D. by the most powerful Empire on earth—Rome. To tell this heroic tale, Henty uses a courageous young Jew, John of Gamala, who joins the guard of the Jewish military commander Josephus, and unites the people in the defense of their homeland. Taking from the records of historian, Flavius Josephus, For the Temple paints a highly detailed picture of the actual events. For the Temple reveals G.A. Henty at his best—virtuous boys who become courageous men, lots of action, heroic sacrifice, and a rewarding end.

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