A Refuge and a Shelter

Carole Towriss Ancient Israel, Prize of War 2 Comments

Much of the action in Prize of War takes place in Acsah’s house. Acsah and Othni live in a typical Israelite home, also known as a four-room house. These mud-and-brick houses are characteristic of the Iron Age of the Eastern Mediterranean. The inhabitants lived on the second floor, and the ground floor—divided into four sections by pillars, half-walls, and walls—was used as a stable and for …

Mesu Andrews’s The Pharaoh’s Daughter

Carole Towriss Ancient Egypt, Ancient Israel, Book Reviews 0 Comments

These were the children of Pharaoh’s daughter Bithiah, whom Mered had married. ~1 Chronicles 4:18 I love biblical fiction, and Mesu writes some of the best. Her latest, The Pharaoh’s Daughter is breathtaking. It is the story of Anippe, daughter of Horemheb, sister of King Tut, pharaoh of the Exodus. Terrified of dying in childbirth, it is she who finds Moses …

From Slaves to Rock Stars

Carole Towriss Ancient Israel, Research 0 Comments

The ancient copper mines in Timna Valley of southern Israel have long been associated with King Solomon’s mines. Brand new findings, however, indicate that the metalworkers there weren’t Edomite slaves, as has been assumed based mainly on the horrid conditions of the desert, but rather esteemed craftsmen. Men with the knowledge to smelt and work copper would have been highly …

In the Shadow of Sinai on Audiobook!

Carole Towriss Ancient Egypt, Ancient Israel, In the Shadow of Sinai, Writing 0 Comments

In the Shadow of Sinai is now available as an audiobook!  It’s on audible.com for $24.95, Amazon for $21,83, and iTunes for $21.95. Unfortunately, I have no control over the prices (neither does the publisher), and I have no free copies to give away. Daniel Koehn narrated for us. He is a voice instructor at Asbury University in Kentucky. He …

By the Waters of Kadesh in Kindle

Carole Towriss Ancient Egypt, Ancient Israel, By the Waters of Kadesh, In the Shadow of Sinai, Research, Writing 3 Comments

  By the Waters of Kadesh is now in Kindle! In celebration, I’ve uploaded the first three chapters on my website. Read without risk! Kadesh is the sequel to In the Shadow of Sinai, but you don’t have to have read Sinai to enjoy Kadesh. It starts just after the Israelites have escaped Egypt and spent the first year of …