Great Women of the Apocrypha: Sara (The Book of Tobit), Robert J. Bagley
  • List: $4.99  |  Sale: $3.50
    Club: $2.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Great Women of the Apocrypha: Sara (The Book of Tobit)

Author: Robert J. Bagley, M.A.

Narrator: Steve Cook

Unabridged: 58 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Author's Republic

Published: 04/12/2018

Genre: Religion - Judaism - History

Synopsis

Read for you by Best-Selling Narrator, Steve Cook, Sara is found in the Book of Tobit in the Apocrypha. So as not to confuse; this is not Abraham’s wife from the book of Genesis. Sara is miserable because of numerous marital misfortunes and she eventually prays to God that he would let her die. Her story is intertwined with that of Tobit, a righteous man who lived in Nineveh (a town many miles away) near the time of Jonah, the biblical Prophet. Tobit, for reasons of his own, also prays to God to allow him to die at the very same time Sara does. The intertwining of these two stories is reinforced by the fact that almost immediately after Sara ends her prayer, the book mysteriously changes in tense from 1st person (Tobit) to the 3rd person. In addition, the Archangel Raphael is sent to minister to both Tobit and Sara at the end of Chapter 3. Thus, it seems “another voice” quite literally has taken over the story at the beginning of Chapter 4. Sara’s faithful prayers and obedience to God brought her blessings beyond anything she could have ever imagined. In modern times, the Apocrypha has only been excluded from the Old Testament in some Protestant publications. The idea that these books are forbidden is viewed both as myth and fact by many Christian scholars, with the reasonable course left in the midst of divided opinion being to study and understand these books. Jesus himself is said to reference texts from the Apocrypha using the Old Testament language which was familiar to those he was teaching. It is also interesting to note that the Apostolic Fathers of the Early Church referenced the Apocrypha, and quoted from it as they did the Old Testament. It was hard not to do so, as the Jewish Old Testament included the Apocrypha.

Recommended

The Chosen Wars How Judaism Became an American Religion, Steven R. Weisman
The Chosen Wars
by Steven R. Weisman

The Chosen Wars tells the dramatic story of how Judaism redefined itself in America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries-the personalities that fought each other and shaped its evolution and, importantly, the force of the American dynamic that...

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Published: 08/21/2018

The Exodus, Richard Elliott Friedman
The Exodus
by Richard Elliott Friedman

From Passover seders to the classic Cecil B. DeMille film The Ten Commandments, the Exodus story is a religious and cultural touchstone. Yet many consider the story of Moses and the flight of the Jews from Egypt to be myth. While modern scientific a...

Narrator: Richard Elliott Friedman
Published: 09/12/2017

From The Book of 1 Enoch: Book of The Watchers, Robert J. Bagley
From The Book of 1 Enoch: Book of The Watchers
by Robert J. Bagley

“I don’t consider the book of 1 Enoch to be inspired and canonical,” says Michael S. Heiser, “but this is no excuse for neglecting it in the study of Scripture.” Furthermore, Dr. Dale Sides challenges, “If refer...

Narrator: Steve Cook
Published: 08/17/2017

Great Women of the Apocrypha: Susanna, Robert J. Bagley
Great Women of the Apocrypha: Susanna
by Robert J. Bagley

Read for you by Best-Selling Narrator, Steve Cook, Susanna is found in the Apocrypha. It is sometimes called, “The History of Susanna.” She was very beautiful and feared the Lord, having been raised by righteous parents who instructed he...

Narrator: Steve Cook
Published: 04/13/2018

From The Book of 1 Enoch: Book of The Watchers, Robert J. Bagley
From The Book of 1 Enoch: Book of The Watchers
by Robert J. Bagley

“I don’t consider the book of 1 Enoch to be inspired and canonical,” says Michael S. Heiser, “but this is no excuse for neglecting it in the study of Scripture.” Furthermore, Dr. Dale Sides challenges, “If refer...

Narrator: Steve Cook
Published: 08/17/2017

Jewish Literacy Revised Ed The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History, Joseph Telushkin
Jewish Literacy Revised Ed
by Joseph Telushkin

Widely recognized as one of the most respected and indispensable reference books on Jewish life, culture, tradition, and religion, Jewish Literacy covers every essential aspect of the Jewish people and Judaism. Rabbi Telushkin discusses everything f...

Narrator: Josh Bloomberg
Published: 10/17/2017

A History of Judaism, Martin Goodman
A History of Judaism
by Martin Goodman

A sweeping history of Judaism over more than three millenniaJudaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of m...

Narrator: Derek Perkins
Published: 08/21/2018

Einstein and the Rabbi Searching for the Soul, Naomi Levy
Einstein and the Rabbi
by Naomi Levy

"It would be hard to find a more upbeat, moving, and loving narrative than this...Speaking with a slight Brooklyn accent, she tells listeners that she views life as a tremendous opportunity for love, healing, and insight." — AudioFile Magazine...

Narrator: Naomi Levy
Published: 09/05/2017

Great Women of the Apocrypha: Esther, Robert J. Bagley
Great Women of the Apocrypha: Esther
by Robert J. Bagley

Read for you by Best-Selling Narrator, Steve Cook, Esther’s story is the basis for the Festival of Purim; a joyous commemoration of God’s salvation of the Jewish people. Esther acted against the social and political norms of her day to w...

Narrator: Steve Cook
Published: 04/12/2018
{"id":"2284001","ean":"9781982700232","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Great Women of the Apocrypha: Sara (The Book of Tobit)","subtitle":"","author":"Robert J. Bagley","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Steve Cook","ubr_id":"2284001","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"4.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"2.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Steve Cook","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 58 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}