Taken from The Old Testament, the story revolves around Judith, a daring and beautiful widow, who is upset with her Jewish countrymen for not trusting God to deliver them from their foreign conquerors. She goes with her loyal maid to the camp of the enemy general, Holofernes, to whom she slowly ingratiates herself, promising him information on the Israelites. Gaining his trust, she is allowed access to his tent one night as he lies in a drunken stupor. She decapitates him, and then takes his head back to her fearful countrymen. The Assyrians, having lost their leader, disperse, and Israel is saved. Though she is courted by many, she remains unmarried for the rest of her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judith Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000157/bk_slnd_000157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A strange find at an archaeological dig site in Isreal may change our view on human history and religion. When science fiction author Peter Eisenhardt is called by the multimillionaire John Kaun to help at the site, he does not understand why. At first. Once he finds out that the team in Israel has found a manual of a modern video camera in an ancient tomb, he begins to see why Kaun asked for him. Due to his research, Eisenhardt is an expert on fictional time travel and many of its theories. If this manual is not a joke and is actually 2000 years old, Eisenhardt may help answer two simple questions. Where is the camera? And what could be on it? This collection contains all four episodes of the audio thriller mini-series ´´The Jesus-Video´´. Episode 1: In the Beginning. Science fiction author Peter Eisenhardt is quite surprised when the media mogul and multimillionaire John Kaun calls on him to assist at an archeological site in Israel. Stephen Foxx and Judith Menez are working there as well and they become witness of the most extraordinary archeological find in history: the manual of a modern video camera in a two-thousand-year-old tomb. The race to solve the mystery begins. Episode 2: The Holy City. The manual of a modern video camera in a 2000-year-old tomb can mean only one thing: In the lifetime of Jesus Christ, this camera could have been used and might have made recordings of great historical impact. Meanwhile, Stephen Foxx deciphers parts of a message that was found together with the manual and which he kept secret from the multimillionaire John Kaun. The few deciphered pieces are enough to come to one conclusion: this is a letter from a time traveler. Episode 3: The Mission. The deciphered letter assures: The Jesus-Video exists. The hunt for the recording that will unhinge the known world begins. Though it´s not just Stephen Foxx and his opponent John Kaun searching for answers, soon the Vati 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul, Jared Zeus, Jess Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lueb/002347/bk_lueb_002347_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the sequel to the ´´The Jesus-Video´´, the video has caused for some changes and it is a blessing and a curse for Stephen Foxx and Judith Menez. Meanwhile, a man named Samuel Barron is trying something else entirely. He wants to recreate the time travel and sends back his son and three companions. They are to bring back Jesus Christ to the present time. If they can bring back the Son of God, will that fulfil the prophesized return of Jesus and more importantly, will it cause the Apocalypse? This collection contains all four episodes of the audio thriller mini-series ´´The Jesus-Deal´´. Episode 1: Keeper of the Legacy. Even after moving to the US, Stephen Foxx and Judith Menez are still pursued by their past and the existence of the Jesus video is both a blessing and a curse. Meanwhile, the orthodox ascetic Samuel Barron, one of the richest men alive, has his own agenda: After years of planning, Barron intends to send his son Michael and three companions back in time. 2000 years in the past, to be precise. Episode 2: Ex Machina. Michael Barron and his companions are sent back 2000 years with his father’s secretly built time machine. However, their goal is more than just meeting Jesus of Nazareth. Samuel Barron wants them to bring Jesus Christ back to the present time to fulfil the prophesized return of the Son of God himself - all the while knowing that he´ll start the Apocalypse on earth. Episode 3: The Last Supper. While Michael and his companions try to track down Jesus Christ, Judith´s brother Yehoshuah is kidnapped by the Mossad. Stephen and Judith have to return to Israel and try to find him. But this isn´t a simple kidnapping. All evidence suggests that someone is planning an assault on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem - a guaranteed start to a Third World War. The Apocalypse seems to be within reach. Episode 4: New Beginnings. With the Mossad´s help, Stephen and Judith find 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul, Peter Marinker, John Guerrasio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lueb/002348/bk_lueb_002348_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A moving novel about the fates of two women and those they love in the days surrounding the founding of the State of Israel.Jerusalem, 1947: Judith, a young Jewish woman who survived Dachau concentration camp, arrives in Palestine after a treacherous journey and seeks refuge with her only remaining relative, her uncle. When Judith learns her uncle has died, she tries to take her own life in despair.In Hadassah Hospital, Hana, an Arab nurse, saves Judith’s life by donating her own blood. A fragile bond of friendship develops between the two women, but it will face a harsh test over time.Soon Hana’s fiancé Youssef learns that she, the daughter of a prominent Palestinian family, is in love with a Jewish doctor, and he becomes increasingly radicalized. Youssef joins the followers of a mufti who plans to drive the Jews into the sea. Judith, meanwhile, follows the Jewish Palmach officer Uri into the battle for Jerusalem. Then the political situation worsens. In November, the United Nations adopts the Partition Plan for Palestine - and the violence erupts. Author Werner Sonne worked for more than forty years as a television correspondent for ARD in Germany and abroad. He’s a sought-after expert in the fields of foreign and security policy. His intention for this novel was to show the human face of the Jerusalem conflict. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011328/bk_brll_011328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Bible is the most famous book in the world, read by a countless number of Christians and others over the centuries. Even those who aren’t Christian or remotely religious can rattle off Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John as the first four gospels of the New Testament, and books like ´´Genesis´´ and ´´Exodus´´ include some of the most famous stories in human history. The study of the apocryphal gospels, documents about the life or sayings of Jesus that did not become part of the New Testament, is a popular discipline among scholars that now fills several shelves of any respectable library. However, few consider the question of whether the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible, is ´´complete´´ and whether in antiquity there were other books besides ´´Genesis´´, the ´´Exodus´´ or ´´Judges´´, with different histories and unknown characters, that were excluded from the canon and got lost in the sands of time. Most assume the great saga of Israel, beginning with the pastoral stories of the patriarchs, the epic of the Exodus, and the conquest of the Promised Land, until the court of King David, is a compact, complete, and unique story. In its current form, it seems to start from the beginning, and as such, it was accepted by all in antiquity, but did someone in ancient Israel write other renditions?Recent archaeological and textual discoveries have revealed that literary production among the people of Israel before the life of Jesus was much more extensive and varied than previously supposed. The earliest Christian and Jewish exegetes were aware of some texts whose status was imprecise. Did the books of Tobit, Maccabees, and Judith belong to Israel´s sacred scriptures or not? What happened to certain books that are mentioned in the Bible but have not been found, such as stories about the court of King David, the Annals of Solomon, a Book of Jasher, and prominently, the Book of Wars of the Lord?There is another group of books that arouses s 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127193/bk_acx0_127193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A bomb threat is made at a provincial Austrian village station. An unattended bag placed next to three messages: ´repent!´, ´first and final warning!´ and ´next time it will be for real!´ But no one takes it too seriously, not even the police. Then a teacher in the village thinks he recognises his favourite pupil, Daniel, on a wanted notice in a newspaper. The teacher befriended Daniel when they spent a summer together at his house by the river, but Daniel has been growing increasingly obsessive of late, losing himself in religious and political dogmatism after a trip to Israel. For his teacher this marks the start of a spiral of introspection and self-doubt, reinforced by his inability to feel at home anywhere after spending several years in Istanbul. What´s more, he is suddenly swamped by memories of the pivotal moments of his own adolescence, which floor him completely. Was it Daniel´s love for Judith and his fascination with an American fire-and-brimstone evangelist who is passing through on his way to Jerusalem, or could it have been the complex relationship between the two of them that led the boy astray? Norbert Gstrein examines the crucial decisions we make as we start out in life and the omnipresent reference points of childhood. This is a moving and absorbing story told by an unparalleled author at the height of his powers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000286/bk_qpuk_000286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.