In olden times, when a powerful monarch was going to make a long journey across difficult terrain, he would send on ahead heralds, or “harbingers” well beforehand to prepare all things for the passage. There would be pioneer work to warn communities, open passes, to level pathways, and to remove all obstacles that may impede the journey. About 2,750 years ago a prophet living near the Temple in Jerusalem heard and recorded for posterity the cry of a heavenly herald. This book traces the echoes of that “harbinger” cry as it has reverberated across the world, down through the ages and still echoes today.
Listen! – the Monarch is coming!