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Alpha and Omega de Harry Turtledove
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Alpha and Omega (2019 original; edició 2019)

de Harry Turtledove (Autor)

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New York Times bestselling author Harry Turtledove reveals a new side of his potent imagination in a gripping speculative novel about the End of Days--and a discovery in the Middle East that turns the world upside down. What would happen if the ancient prophecy of the End of Days came true? It is certainly the last thing Eric Katz, a secular archaeologist from Los Angeles, expects during what should be a routine dig in Jerusalem. But perhaps higher forces have something else in mind when a sign presaging the rising of the Third Temple is located in America, a dirty bomb is detonated in downtown Tel Aviv, and events conspire to place a team of archaeologists in the tunnels deep under the Temple Mount. There, Eric is witness to a discovery of such monumental proportions that nothing will ever be the same again. Harry Turtledove is the master at portraying ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events, and what is more extraordinary than the incontrovertible proof that there truly is a higher force controlling human destiny? But as to what that force desires . . . well, that is the question.… (més)
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Títol:Alpha and Omega
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Alpha and Omega de Harry Turtledove (2019)

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An interesting take on eschatology. Harry Turtledove is most famous for alternate histories; this one is a near future “history”. I can’t say too much lest spoilers, but the gist is events happen in the Middle East that make it clear that the Last Days have come, and Orthodox Jews, Evangelical Christians, and jihadi Moslems are all somewhat confounded to find that the direct intervention of YHWH, God, Allah in everyday life doesn’t play out the way they expected. Not to mention how the secular feel about. A page turner, like most Turtledove books; worth a read. ( )
2 vota setnahkt | Feb 26, 2021 |
This book explores the question "What if the Bible is true about the end times?" In the book's opening pages, a red heifer is found in Arkansas and brought to Jerusalem where the 3rd temple is being built. Missing for centuries, the Ark of the Covenant has been located. The book includes Jewish, Islamic, and Christian characters, and various reactions to the drama unfolding before their eyes occurs. Who is the antichrist? Some scoff the rapture hasn't occurred yet. It's an interesting exploration of the theme by a mainstream author, but in the end, it fell a little short. ( )
  thornton37814 | Oct 9, 2020 |
An interesting look at faith and religion. Turtledove does a good job of weaving a story about the discovery of the Ark of the Covenant and the attempt by Israel to rebuild the Temple on the Temple Mount. What starts as a simple story about orthodox religion and attempts to bring about the End Days and the coming of the Messiah becomes something more as Turtledove weaves in the testing of one's faith and the presence of miracles. What I enjoyed most was Turtledove's way of showing how faith is dependent upon one's perspective and how events that we may first dismiss can radically change how we perceive things. The stubbornness of orthodoxy and the need for proof by the secular all come to play. This book may change how you look at your own faith, or even see the world around you differently. (Or maybe not.) ( )
  GeoffHabiger | Sep 10, 2019 |
A lackluster could be end of days novel. The ark of the covenant is discovered and it floats 3" off the ground and the first person to touch it drops dead. God is back, the god of the old testament, apparently, and no one is happy about it for long. Much of the book is a few more or less ordinary people who are trying to adjust to and digest what it means to them to live under God's eye. They don't seem to make much progress. ( )
  quondame | Aug 7, 2019 |
When conservative Jews find a pure red heifer and archeologists find the lost Ark under the Temple Mount, it looks like the End of Days might be coming soon. Told in various points of view and by members of the different Abrahamic religions, the newest book by Harry Turtledove is an engaging view of events in the Middle East and religion across the West.
Conservative Christians, devout Jews and Muslims, and secular people must confront a new reality as events progress in this story. While some seem a bit contrived, there's enough scholarly backup from the Bible, the Talmud, and the Quoran to make it all believable. This book leaves the reader pondering the result and wondering if we might ever reach that ending in the real world. ( )
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New York Times bestselling author Harry Turtledove reveals a new side of his potent imagination in a gripping speculative novel about the End of Days--and a discovery in the Middle East that turns the world upside down. What would happen if the ancient prophecy of the End of Days came true? It is certainly the last thing Eric Katz, a secular archaeologist from Los Angeles, expects during what should be a routine dig in Jerusalem. But perhaps higher forces have something else in mind when a sign presaging the rising of the Third Temple is located in America, a dirty bomb is detonated in downtown Tel Aviv, and events conspire to place a team of archaeologists in the tunnels deep under the Temple Mount. There, Eric is witness to a discovery of such monumental proportions that nothing will ever be the same again. Harry Turtledove is the master at portraying ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events, and what is more extraordinary than the incontrovertible proof that there truly is a higher force controlling human destiny? But as to what that force desires . . . well, that is the question.

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