Author Amit Arad’s book 1 of the Lions of Judea series receives rave reviews on Amazon

All books in the Lions of Judea series by author Amit Arad have received great reviews on Amazon, becoming the bestseller in its category. The trilogy is loved by the fans of historical fiction, period-drama and similar genres.

An intriguing story about the priest’s son who goes on to become a warrior and warlord, “The Rise of Maccabees” is a breath-taking historical book, which takes its readers back in the time of unravelled but substantial period between the Bible and Christianity. This book is a treat to all the mythology lovers who love to dig deeper into the roots of ancient history. This novel is about a mighty human king who declared a war against the One and only God. Written by the author Amit Arad, “The Rise of the Maccabees” is the first book of the series “Lions of Judea” and has received amazing reviews from the readers on Amazon.

The late Mythological President and Prime Minister of Israel and Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Mr. Shimon Peres said about the book, “This fascinating historical novel will enable the young generation to familiarize themselves with the history and legacy of our people, and better understand the solid foundations of their existence”. 

The book describes the story of Matityahu the Priest, Judah Maccabee and his brothers, and the Hellenizer Eupolemus, while incorporating a broad perspective of the events in the world arena and their impact on what is happening, including the rise of ancient Rome to be the super power of the ancient world. Together, they embark on a struggle for the survival of the Jewish people against the powerful Seleucid Empire. The captivating plot, thorough character development along with frequent twists and turns are sure to keep the readers at the edge of their seat.

Limor Livnat, former Israeli Minister of Culture also said about book, “Your choice of telling this story through the personal life stories of the Maccabees, transforms a historical tale into an engaging and fascinating read.”

The author Amit Arad is the right person to write such a fantastic historical novel, given his interest and curiosity in the historical novels and films. A lawyer by profession, Amit Arad was born in Israel and hold training in various martial arts styles. But it was in 2008 when Amit came across an article about the Judean Desert scrolls and his curiosity about the pre-Christianity period aroused. This pushed him to embark on the journey to discover the unexplored truth about the Maccabees Rebellion and the creation of the Hasmonean kingdom that has had control over the land of Israel for many decades. The outcome of this curiosity proved to very fruitful for the author. He launched his successful historical novel series “The Lion of Judea” in September 2019.

The Rise of Maccabees” is an interesting and enlightening novel that the readers from across the world love to read.

“The Rise of Maccabees” consists of 295 pages and is also available as an audiobook and Kindle. Launched on September 8, 2019, the book is published in the English language.

With such a captivating plot and reviews, this novel can be your go-to book either if you are a mythology fanatic or even just a beginner to reading. Purchase or download your copy of “The Rise of Maccabees” now on

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