If you follow this blog, you may have recently read my post establishing that Mighty Samson, one of the last judges of ancient Israel, and Ruth, the Moabitess who married Boaz and began the line of David, were very likely contemporaries and did not live far apart.
Those non-coincidences raise many questions, the most important of them being, which of these two heroes, brutal Samson or mild Ruth, is more representative of the path to People Israel’s salvation?
My new novel, The Lion or the Lamb, Samson, Ruth and Salvation, available next month at Amazon.com and other outlets, attempts to accent the ironies and dramatize what I believe is the answer through the eyes of a well-positioned Philistine observer. (Spoiler alert: Violence is not the answer.)
In addition to blogging here, at Standing By The Gate, Cliff Keller has authored five novels, the latest of which, The Lion or the Lamb, Samson, Ruth and Salvation, was released in September of 2018. He maintains a writing site at goodStories.pub and does freelance writing for magazines in Israel and the US.
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