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Questions and Answers: Chapters 6-10

Questions
1. Where do Joel and Malthace hide Daniel and for what purpose?

2. What is the significance of the biblical passage that begins chapter 7?

3. Why does Malthace argue that Rosh is not the leader the Jews have been expecting?

4. What is Daniel’s personal vendetta against the Romans?

5. How does Malthace convince Joel and Daniel to let her take the vow to fight for freedom?

6. According to Rosh, what is Daniel’s “fatal flaw”?

Answers
1. The twins hide Daniel in a small storage room that is accessible both inside and outside the house via a secret passageway. They do so to nurse him back to health after Daniel is injured as a result of disrespecting and resisting a Roman soldier.

2. The three friends interpret the lines from the Book of Enoch as a call to resistance and defiance. They believe that the promised Messiah will seek bloody vengeance for the people of Israel. Joel argues that the “men of old didn’t wait for God to win their battles for them. They rose up and fought, and God strengthened them.”

3. Although Daniel is convinced that Rosh is the man for whom they have waited, and Joel is becoming increasingly won over, Malthace does not believe that God would choose...

(The entire section is 426 words.)