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The Book of Names by Jill Gregory
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The Book of Names (2007)

by Jill Gregory, Karen Tintori

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Reviews had listed this book as another DaVinci Code. Not quite. Some interesting content/mystery based on the Kabala, but a pretty start forward mystery. Does have a pretty fast pace. 2 1/2 stars out of 5. ( )
  marsap | Aug 24, 2011 |
This is a book I almost gave up on. I thought the sense of mysticism might be greater than it was. It is definitely a thriller, in which the hidden ones (Lamed Vovniks) are being killed by the secet sect called the Gnoseos. The result will be the destruction of the world. Almost implausible fight scenes help save everything. ( )
  vpfluke | Dec 21, 2008 |
Enjoyed this book very much. Very fast read. I had put it down for some time and was able to get right back into it. ( )
  mkaczmar | Oct 5, 2008 |
I didn't like this book. Very clunky language and characterization. A DaVinci Code wannabee.
  idiotgirl | Nov 22, 2007 |
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Ze woonden overal ter wereld. Ze stierven in verschillende eeuwen. Ze waren van elke rang en stand, volk en religie, ze stonden in zijn dagboek, ze kwamen uit zijn hoofd.
De wereld mag niet minder dan zesendertig rechtschapen mensen tellen die zijn gezegend door de Shekhinah (Gods aanwezigheid) - Rabbi Abbaye, de Talmoed
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Voor mijn lieve gezin - mijn geweldige man Larry en mijn ongelooflijke dochter Rachel.

Ter nagedachtenis aan mijn lieve ouders. Met liefde, voor altijd. - JG
Voor mijn eigen edelstenen - mijn briljante man Lawrence, mijn juwelen van zoons, Steven en Mitchell, en de schitterende dochter die Mitch ons bracht: Leslie - KT
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Within each generation, there are thirty-six righteous souls. Their lives hold the key to the fate of the world. Now someone wants them dead.
 
When a childhood tragedy comes back to haunt Professor David Shepherd, he finds himself in possession of knowledge that holds the world in a delicate balance. He uncovers the Book of Names---an ancient text originating with the biblical Adam, and thought lost to history forever. By Kabbalistic tradition, the book contains the names of each generation's thirty-six righteous souls---the Hidden Ones---by whose merits alone the world continues to exist. Legend holds that if all thirty-six Hidden Ones were eliminated, the world would meet its end.
 
When the Hidden Ones start dying of unnatural causes, the world grows increasingly unstable: war in Afghanistan, massive flooding in New York, brutal terrorist attacks in Melbourne, a tanker explosion in Iran. David finds himself battling against the Gnoseos, a secret religious sect whose goal is to destroy the world by eliminating all of the righteous souls. David's involvement quickly turns personal when his stepdaughter's name is discovered to be one of the endangered. With the help of a brilliant and beautiful Israeli ancient texts expert, David races to decipher the traditions of the Kabbalah to save the righteous souls, his stepdaughter, and perhaps the world.

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"When a childhood tragedy comes back to haunt Professor David Shepherd, he finds himself in possession of knowledge that holds the world in a delicate balance. He uncovers the Book of Names - an ancient text originating with the biblical Adam, and thought lost to history forever. By Kabbalistic tradition, the book contains the names of each generation's thirty-six righteous souls - the Hidden Ones - by whose merits alone the world continues to exist. Legend holds that if all thirty-six Hidden Ones were eliminated, the world would meet its end." "When the Hidden Ones start dying of unnatural causes, the world grows increasingly unstable: war in Afghanistan, massive flooding in New York, brutal terrorist attacks in Melbourne, a tanker explosion in Iran. David finds himself battling against the Gnoseos, a secret religious sect whose goal is to destroy the world by eliminating all of the righteous souls. David's involvement quickly turns personal when his stepdaughter's name is discovered to be one of the endangered. With the help of a brilliant and beautiful Israeli ancient texts expert, David races to decipher the traditions of the Kabbalah to save the righteous souls, his stepdaughter, and perhaps the world."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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