“Eliana, you must understand. Your bleeding does not stop. You are tuma. Unclean. I can not continue our marriage covenant any longer. There isn’t even a possibility of continuing my family’s line with you in this condition and there is no possibility of us . . .”
Josiah turned to look at Eliana, pain in his eyes. He shook his head and turned from her.
“My heart is broken but this is the way it must be. Arrangements have already been made and the divorce will be finalized within a fortnight. I will give you your certificate of divorce then.”
This is a continuing fiction story, based on a series of verses from the Bible. To read the other parts of the story click the following links: Risen Part 1 Risen Part 2 Risen Part 3 “Josefa! Can you come to the stream to play?” Her friend Caleb was peering at her through the curtain …
For the first part of this work in progress click HERE. For the second part, click HERE. This is a work in process and there will most likely be typos and changes to it in the future. The busy sounds of people rushing by to complete their daily chores quieted as Jairus pushed the door …