Item description for The Copper Scroll (Last Jihad) by Joel C. Rosenberg...
Overview In 1956, it was announced that another Dead Sea Scroll had been found, unlike any before it, describing unimaginable treasures buried in the hills east of Jerusalem, and under the Holy City itself. Some scholars came to believe the Copper Scroll could be history's greatest treasure map, one that could lead to the discovery of the Second Temple treasures and the building of the Third Jewish Temple. But the scroll's code has never been broken, and experts from all sides warn that any effort to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem would unleash a war of biblical proportions. Now, fifty years later, Saddam Hussein is gone, Yasser Arafat is dead, a new Iraq is rising. But so, too, is a new evil, and now White House advisors Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy find themselves facing a terrifying new threat triggered by an ancient mystery.--From publisher description.After two CIA mercenaries are trapped in a cave while searching for relics under the Israeli-Syrian border, presidential advisors Jon Bennett and his fiancGee, Erin McCoy, are caught up in a mystery that could radically reshape the Middle East.
Publishers Description Saddam is gone, Arafat is dead, and a new Iraq is rising. But when a suicide bomber strikes Washington and assassinations unfold from London to Los Angeles, Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy are drawn back into a world of terror they thought was over. At the heart of the mystery lies a 2,000-year-old scroll describing unimaginable treasures that could lead to the Third Jewish Temple. Some call it history's greatest treasure map. Others call it a road map to Armageddon. But the time to find the truth is running out fast.
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.21" Width: 6.63" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Last Jihad
ISBN 1414303475 ISBN13 9781414303475
Availability 0 units.
More About Joel C. Rosenberg
Joel C. Rosenberg is a writer and communications strategist who has worked for some of the world's most influential and provocative leaders, including Steve Forbes, Rush Limbaugh, and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A front-page Sunday New York Times profile called Joel a force in the capital. A political columnist for World magazine, he has had his work published by The Wall Street Journal, National Review and Policy Review. He and his wife, Lynn, have three sons and live near Washington, D.C.
Joel C. Rosenberg was born in 1967.
Joel C. Rosenberg has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Copper Scroll?
Another Da Vinci Code Wannabe... Mar 23, 2007
Would be an okay book if the author hadn't thrown in religion. If I'd known about the orientation of the main characters, I would not have chosen this book.
Fiction close to fact Mar 13, 2007
This is pretty good fiction, which means it is better than most everything you will run across. Though I have been a student of Eschatology for over thirty years I found myself reading the tale with the Bible open. I am looking forward to the next offering in this series. Dr. Michael L. Ford Jonsquill Ministries
good and bad Mar 3, 2007
My family enjoyed the plot lines and the Biblical connections that came about from time to time. I originally bought all of Joel's books (5) on audio cds so we could listen to during drive times in the car. I wanted my family to hear some background and achieve another level of understanding with regards to Iraq, Iran, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, the European Union, Israel, and the prophetic possibilties in the Holy Scriptures we call the Bible. We want them to understand why things are happening/playing out the way they are, and why which parties are involved.
Joel's books do this, giving you ideas of possible scenarios with regards to actual Biblical Prophecy. HOWEVER, as soon as we finish each audiobook, we will throw them away. Why? Brother Joel obviously is using the flawed undertaking that in order to reach the "lost" in the world (i.e. non-Believers), we need to put a little sin into something Biblical in order to make it palatible. Sadly, he ignores the Bible's direct explanations that a little leaven leavens the whole loaf. For years we've watched people fall out of the God of Israel's Holiness and play fake Christianity because they were "brought into the fold" by mixed modes of worldy/secular verions of Christianity. People are brought into the fold with a little leaven, and they live their "faith" out with leaven continually existing in various areas of their lives, having no problem with the sins, having no desire to be set-apart/kadosh/holy. Everybody's a Christian, just as long as they profess to be.... The violent content is a bit too discriptive at times for entertainment, though not unthinkable. FREQUENT use of the "hell" swear-word-fashion is quite uncomfortable. Finally, taking the use of "God" as slang term and in emphasis mode for emotive moments that obviously don't involve talking TO or ABOUT God Himself, is unnerving. "Hell" and "God" are used in completely unBiblical manners. Sometimes you'll "hear" both a professing Believer as WELL AS a non-Believer using these terms. Neither is acceptable in books written by Believers. I was quite embarased when it began happening over and over, and so was my family when we heard these books on audio cds. Un-charateristic for a Godly-man, such as Brother Joel professes to be.
Don't buy...violence and swearing/slang/blasphemy are frequent or inappropriate.
Fantastic Feb 8, 2007
I can't get enough of this author. He is fantastic. All his books are well researched down to the last minute detail. I've learned so much about the history of the mideast from reading his works.
His characters are so alive you almost feel like you know them. Rosenberg is a great story teller. His books are fast paced and easy to read.
Don't miss this one
Searching for Temple Treasures Feb 5, 2007
The Copper Scroll (2006) is the fourth evangelical thriller in the Last Jihad series, following The Ezekiel Option. In the previous volume, a massive earthquake occurred under Jerusalem. Then red hot stones fell out of space to strike Russia and her allies when they attempted to destroy Israel. Military units and installations were the hardest hit, but government offices, shrines, mosques and other buildings were devastated. Mecca and Medina were smashed flat.
Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy were saved from Russian security and army troops by yawning crevices that swallowed their pursuers. As Moscow burned around them, Jon and Erin fled down the river in a speedboat.
In this novel, Jon and Erin are married in full church ceremony. Shortly after the minister pronounces them man and wife, pagers start going off among the witnesses. A suicide bomber has attacked in the heart of Washington, DC, but the victims are only ordinary people.
After dining with their friends, Joh and Erin leave for their honeymoon. They swear a mutual pledge to leave politics behind and just enjoy their new marriage. After their first night together, Jon asks Erin where she would like to spend the rest of their honeymoon and she chooses Ronda in Andalusia.
After enjoying being together and visiting the intriguing landmarks of the town, Jon finds an urgent message at the hotel from Ken Costello, who had taken over Jon's former position as senior advisor to the President. Returning the call, Jon learns that Eli had been ambushed in Israel and was undergoing emergency surgery. Jon and Erin rushed to Israel to be with their old friend.
Eli tells them of a new evil rising after the War of Gog and Magog, but he dies trying to pass on one more piece of information. Israeli Prime Minister David Doron confides to Jon that Eli had put together a team of archaeologists to track down some new information about the Copper Scroll. But Eli is the fourth member of that team who has been killed by some unknown group.
Doron also mentions that the Israelis are planning on building the Third Temple on the devastated Temple Mount. Jon is appalled at the idea, since it would infuriate the Muslims. Doron says that Islam has been wiped out, but Jon points out that the Islamic Jihadists have been destroyed, but other Muslims still remain. Doron seems not to care.
Doron provides Jon with a phone number of another team member, Yossi Barak, the chief archaeologist at the Israel Museum. He calls ahead to alert Barak of Jon's interest. When Jon calls the number, the phone is answered by Natasha Barak, another archaeologist and Barak's granddaughter. She arranges a meeting the following morning at the museum.
In this story, Jon and Erin learn about the discovery and translation of the Copper Scroll. They also find out that another scroll is the Key to the Copper Scroll. Acting on their own, they follow clues toward the Temple treasure that was supposedly hidden from the Romans. Along the way, the learn that this treasure may include the Ark of the Covenant.
Once again, the author tracks biblical prophecy toward the End Days. After the destruction of the military and political power of Russia and most Islamic nations in the previous volume, it should be obvious that Jon and Erin are destined to survive to the very end. But they will presumably be lifted up to heaven during the Rapture, so who will be the protagonists when the Anti-Christ appears?
In Old Testament prophecy, the building of the Third Temple will signal the coming of the End Days. Since the Temple is not rebuilt in this novel, another sequel must be forthcoming. Stay tuned!
Recommended to Rosenberg fans and to anyone else who enjoys takes of biblical prophecy, desperate shootouts and hidden treasure.