Summary and Analysis Chapter 7

Joel is reading aloud to Daniel and Malthace. The verses from the Book of Enoch promise freedom and vengeance.

But Daniel is tired of waiting for freedom to come to Galilee. Joel too is tired of waiting. He wonders if Rosh might be the one who will deliver the Jews from Roman oppression. Daniel is sure, but Malthace is not. She insists that God would not choose an “outlaw” to free the Jews.

Daniel then tells them the gruesome details of his childhood trauma: the Romans killed both his father and his mother.

When Daniel was eight, his uncle and aunt were expecting the birth of their first child. His uncle decided to buy his wife a new shawl with money he had...

(The entire section is 654 words.)