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Halter, Marek

Works: 224 works in 722 publications in 4 languages and 15,360 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Interviews  Biography  Religious fiction  Biographical fiction  Love stories  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Interviewee, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Creator, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: PQ2668.A434, 843.914
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Sarah : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )
36 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,555 libraries worldwide
Born into a world of luxury in the ancient Sumerian city of Ur, Sarah flees the arranged marriage planned by her father, a decision that leads to an encounter with Abram, a member of a nomadic tribe of outsiders
Zipporah, wife of Moses : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,837 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the life of Zipporah, the adopted Ethiopian daughter of Jethro, high priest of the Midanites, who became the consort of Moses and who played a vital role in supporting Moses in returning to Egypt to lead the Israelite slaves to freedom
The book of Abraham by Marek Halter( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 1,705 libraries worldwide
The story opens in 70 A.D. and covers two thousand years and a hundred generations of one Jewish family
Lilah : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,592 libraries worldwide
Lilah, the sister of Ezra, the high priest destined to lead the Jews back to Jerusalem, gives up her plans to marry a Persian warrior for her faith, but when her brother orders all Jewish men to abandon their foreign-born wives, Lilah rebels
Mary of Nazareth : a novel by Marek Halter( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
A fictional account of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, captures the turbulent world of an idealistic young woman who risks everything to bring a much-needed miracle to her people
The messiah by Marek Halter( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
David Reubeni is a 16th century Jewish prince from the lost kingdom of Chabor. Arriving in Venice, he begins spreading his own gospel of the return of the Jews to a homeland in Palestine. Reubeni scours the European courts for support, ultimately pleading his cause to Pope Clement VII, to whom he promises control of the holy sites of Jerusalem in return for the Pontiff's aid. Upon his arrival at each new country on his quest, Reubeni attracts throngs of followers, mostly comprised of Jews longing for and expecting the Messiah. Will Reubeni attain his vision and lead his people to regain their homeland?
The children of Abraham by Marek Halter( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
The narrator sets out to discover why his cousin Hugo and Hugo's wife Sigrid were gunned down in cold blood in March of 1961
Stories of deliverance : speaking with men and women who rescued Jews from the Holocaust by Marek Halter( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
When Marek Halter was five years old, he and his family fled from the Warsaw Ghetto with the help of two Polish Catholics. Fifty-three years later, now a distinguished French writer and social commentator, Halter returned to Warsaw, and from there went on a quest across Europe, seeking out and interviewing gentiles who had risked their own lives to save the lives of Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe
Sarah [a novel] by Marek Halter( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and French and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Sarah was born into a world of great luxury in the Sumerian city-state of Ur, the birthplace of writing, currency, government, and law. The daughter of a powerful lord, she has inherited her father's strong will and she balks at the marriage he has arranged for her. During the festivities leading up to the wedding, she panics and flees, slipping through the ramparts of Ur to the banks of the Euphrates. There she falls into the arms of a young stranger, a member of a nomadic tribe camped on the outskirts of the capital city. His name is Abram. Marek Halter immerses the listener in this ancient world, giving resonance to an age-old biblical story through his vision of a wonderfully passionate and powerful heroine
Zipporah, wife of Moses a novel by Marek Halter( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
In the time of the Pharaoh, a tiny infant is rescued from the banks of the Red Sea. She is named Zipporah. Although she is a Cushite by birth--one of the black people of the lands to the south--she is taken in by Jethro, high priest and sage of the Midianites. Jethro adores his adopted daughter, and she is an honored member of his family. But the blackness of Zipporah's skin sets her apart and will decide her future: she will be an outsider, and the men of her adopted tribe will not want her as a wife. But when she becomes a young woman, Zipporah's destiny changes forever. While drawing water at a well one day, she meets a handsome young man, a stranger. Like her, he is an outsider, a foreigner. His name is Moses. A Hebrew raised in the house of the Pharaoh, Moses is a fugitive, forced to flee his homeland of Egypt after murdering one of the Pharaoh's cruel overseers. Zipporah knows almost immediately that this man will be the husband and partner she never thought she would have. At first Moses wants nothing more than a peaceful life with the Midianites. He is content in his role as Zipporah's lover and the honorary son of Jethro the sage. But Zipporah refuses to let Moses forget his past or turn away from what she believes to be his true destiny. Although he is the love of her life and the father of her children, Zipporah won't marry Moses until he agrees to return to Egypt to confront Pharaoh and free his people. When God reveals himself to Moses in the burning bush, his words echo Zipporah's, and Moses returns to Egypt with Zipporah by his side. A passionate lover and a generous, thoughtful wife, Zipporah becomes the guiding force in Moses' struggle. With the help of her powerful father, she teaches the rebellious young man about the rule of law and the force of justice. Because of Zipporah--the outsider, the black-skinned woman--Moses becomes a defender of the oppressed and a liberator of the enslaved
Lilah by Marek Halter( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in French and English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
In his final installment of the Canaan Trilogy (Sarah; Zipporah), Halter ambitiously tackles portions of the complicated biblical book of Ezra, which centers on the rebuilding of the Jerusalem temple and calls Israel to ethnic and religious purity. In the Persian town of Susa, the beautiful Lilah dreams of marrying her Persian lover and childhood sweetheart, Antinoes. However, her beloved brother Ezra, who has immersed himself in studying the laws of God, refuses to approve of their union since Antinoes is not a Jew. As the story unfolds, with scenes full of rich detail, Lilah becomes the unlikely instrument of gaining royal approval for the Jewish people to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the holy city. However, once there, Ezra orders all non-Jewish wives and children driven away in what is surely one of the most heart-wrenching episodes directly from scripture. A horrified Lilah repudiates her brother and leaves with them. As the cast-off women wander unprotected outside the city, rape, murder and mayhem ensue. (It's confusing that Lilah narrates one violent scene, but readers are unsure how she survives it.) As in Sarah and Zipporah, there is plenty of highly charged sexuality and some imaginative storytelling. Unfortunately, as with its predecessors, the story trails off, and the ending is unsatisfactory
Zipporah by Marek Halter( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Zipporah was a black child who was found on the shores of the Red Sea. But, because of the colour of her skin, no man wanted her as his wife. Then she met a stranger. An outcast like herself, he was a fugitive. His name was Moses. A beautiful woman and a generous lover, Zipporah was to share Moses' destiny. Together they set out on an epic journey across the desert to Egypt, where they would confront the Pharaoh and beg him to set their people free. But Zipporah's love for Moses condemned her too:for among the Hebrews of the Exodus her status as a black woman was to have catastrophic consequences
Lilah [a novel] by Marek Halter( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Set in the magnificent culture of the Middle East more than four thousand years ago, Lilah is a rich and emotionally resonant story of faith, love, and courage
The wind of the Khazars by Marek Halter( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
"The extraordinary and historically accurate account of how an entire warrior nation converted to Judaism under King Bulan has captivated the collective imagination. The story of the Khazars comes to vivid, unforgettable life in Marek Halter's rich tapestry, which begins when writer Marc Sofer is presented with an ancient Khazarian coin by a stranger, and then confronted by a beautiful, elusive woman, who challenges him to find a cause worth writing about." "Intrigued, Sofer is drawn into investigating the enigma of the Khazars. Why did these Steppe warriors decide to become Jews? Why after centuries of power and prosperity, were they effaced from history? What is the connection between this ancient people and the terrorist group calling themselves the New Khazars? And is the elusive beauty whom Sofer connot forget connected to them? With a duel storyline alternating between the tenth and twenty-first centuries, The Wind of the Khazars is a historical novel and thriller."--BOOK JACKET
La mémoire d'Abraham by Marek Halter( Book )
27 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in French and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Roman historique. Roman familial
Mary of Nazareth [a novel] by Marek Halter( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Miriam, also known as Mary, was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great. She is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is wrongly imprisoned by the Romans, she takes action. She calls upon a well-known rebel by the name of Barabbas, and together they set out to save her father. A daring escape is accomplished and, against staggering odds, Miriam's father is saved from crucifixion
The Jewish odyssey : an illustrated history by Marek Halter( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
The far-reaching story of a people that, despite facing perpetual struggle, has shaped modern civilization. In The Jewish Odyssey, best-selling author Marek Halter charts the course of Judaism from its origins in Mesopotamia to its place in the world today
Les mystères de Jérusalem : roman by Marek Halter( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Tom, journaliste, voit surgir derrière le meurtre d'un jeune immigré juif, Aaron, l'un des plus grands mystères de Jérusalem : le trésor du temple, un manuscrit très ancien connu d'Aaron, qui dévoilerait l'emplacement des 64 caches secrètes où il serait enterré. La mafia russe s'est lancée dans la chasse au trésor. Tom décide de poursuivre l'oeuvre d'Aaron et de trouver le trésor
Le vent des Khazars : roman by Marek Halter( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in French and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman historique. Roman d'aventures
Le messie by Marek Halter( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in French and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman historique
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Alternative Names
Halter, Marek
Hāltir, Mārīk 1936-
Marek Halter
Альтер, Марек
האלטער, מארעק
האלטער, מארק
האלטר, מארק
ماريك هالتر، 1936-
アルテ, マレク
アルテール, マルク
English (140)
French (132)
Dutch (1)
Polish (1)
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