Before Jericho, there was Arad…
Forty years have passed since Israel escaped Egypt. Their punishment is over, and the time to take the land is finally here.
Arisha, a secret worshipper of Yahweh, fled Canaan in search of safety. Under Miriamâ€™s care she has begun to heal, but Miriam is close to death. She wants to be assured this abused and abandoned young woman will have a good life, and she entreats Zadok to marry her.
Zadok is the grandson of Bezalel, architect of the Tabernacle, and great-grandson of Hur, advisor to Moses. Selected by Aaron to shepherd the Tabernacle flock, he has a gentle spirit Miriam believes can help heal Arisha’s heart.
The Canaanite king of Arad has heard about the mighty deeds of Israelâ€™s God, and fears he will be destroyed as Egypt was. When Arad goes on the offensive, Zadok will have to make a choice. This time a shepherdâ€™s heart cannot save Arisha.
This time, she needs a warrior.