Richard Abbott lives in London, England and works in IT on professional technical contract quality assurance. He also develops mobile/tablet apps with a focus on the ancient world.
His first book, 'In a Milk and Honeyed Land', explores events in the Egyptian province of Canaan at the end of the Bronze Age, around 1200BC. It follows the life, loves, and struggles of a priest in the small hill town of Kephrath. A follow-up, 'Scenes from a Life' is in progress.
The short story 'The Man in the Cistern' is set in the same location but around ten years later.
The short story 'The Lady of the Lions' is set in the same location but around one hundred and fifty years earlier.
'Triumphal Accounts in Hebrew and Egyptian' is the ebook version of his PhD thesis which, for those who want the technical details, supplies academic underpinning for some of the ideas and plot themes followed up in fiction.
See the website http://www.kephrath.com for more details and background information.
When not writing words or computer code, he enjoys spending time with family, walking, and wildlife, ideally combining all three pursuits in the English Lake District.
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Love, life and conflict in the hill country around 1200 BC - find out about the setting of 'In a Milk and Honeyed Land' and other stories about the town of Kephrath.
Triumphal Accounts in Hebrew and Egyptian
This ebook contains the text approved by the external and internal PhD examiners for a thesis carried out under the supervision of Dr John Bimson at Trinity College, Bristol, England. It will be of interest to those who wish to explore cross-cultural connections between early Israel and New Kingdom Egypt, as expressed in triumphal literature.
The Lady of the Lions
Set in Late Bronze Age Canaan about 150 years before the full-length novel In a Milk and Honeyed Land, this short story fills out the bare bones of two historical letters found in Egypt describing a time of crisis for Kephrath. Will the Egyptian regional governor help them or not when gangs of rebels exploit the land?
The Man in the Cistern
Set in Late Bronze Age Canaan about ten years after the conclusion of the full-length novel In a Milk and Honeyed Land, this short story follows Damariel and Nepheret as they tackle a new challenge to the four towns. A group of migrants has set up an encampment just down the trackway towards Shalem. What are their intentions? Do they come in peace or war
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