Rhoda of Cyprus

Rhoda of Cyprus Fifteen year old Rhoda used to a life of luxury in Cyprus rejoins her family in Palestine There she is appalled at her mother s involvement with a group who worship the new Messiah in secret but wi

  • Title: Rhoda of Cyprus
  • Author: Gladys Malvern
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fifteen year old Rhoda, used to a life of luxury in Cyprus, rejoins her family in Palestine There she is appalled at her mother s involvement with a group who worship the new Messiah in secret, but without fear Rhoda is betrothed to the son of a high priest of the Temple and looks forward to escape from her mother s world of zealotry But during the year of her betrothalFifteen year old Rhoda, used to a life of luxury in Cyprus, rejoins her family in Palestine There she is appalled at her mother s involvement with a group who worship the new Messiah in secret, but without fear Rhoda is betrothed to the son of a high priest of the Temple and looks forward to escape from her mother s world of zealotry But during the year of her betrothal, she falls in love with David, a young Christian, and when she witnesses the martyrdom of Stephen, she faces the fact that she, too, has become a believer.

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    1. Children's book (late grade school) that tells the story of Rhoda, a young Jewish teen who had been raised primarily by her grandmother in Cyprus. Upon her grandmother's death she is sent to join her mother, brother, and Uncle in Jerusalem. She is shocked to discover them to be not at all as she remembered them. They have given up all their riches and fine living and have joined a cult (early Christianity). The son of the High Priest solicits Rhoda's hand in marriage and with great reluctance he [...]

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