Nation: Rebekah's Son

Toward daybreak in the hot, hushed land, the young woman lay in labor. "Now the light came in from the East, bringing a deep stillness so profound and so pervasive that it seemed as if the earth itself were listening." In that mystical moment, her son was born. Looking into his eyes, the mother saw at once "not only the quick intelligence and fearless spirit that animated her husband's flashing eyes, but also the deep purposefulness and true nobility that had shown in her father's steady brown eyes."

Seldom this side of Plutarch have...

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