We don't know a lot about the period between the Old and New Testaments, but it has always interested me the little bit that we know. Although fictional, this book fills in what that period of time might have been like based on what we do know from history.
The book is easy to read, and the author has a great style. It comes through to the reader when an author has done a lot of research for a book, and such is the case with this book. Using some historical facts, he weaves a fascinating story with interesting characters that is hard to put down. I don't think I have ever read a book set during this time period, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it.
David A. deSilva (PhD, Emory University) is Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. His numerous books include Introducing the Apocrypha and An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods, and Ministry Formation.
Day of Atonement is available from Kregel Publishing.
Thanks to Kregel for the review copy.