The Green Pastures - Part 2, Scene 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Scene 7 Summary

The defenders of Jerusalem are gathered in a shadowed corner besides the walls of the temple. The actor who played Adam in Part 1 plays Hezdrel. Hezdrel stands as Adam did when first discovered, but he carries a sword in his right hand and a sling in his left. There are bodies around him. He hears pistol and cannon shots and then a trumpet call. Six armed young men commanded by a corporal enter to say the fighting has stopped for the night. It will begin again at daylight when King Herod plans to take the temple, burn all the books and the Ark of the Covenant and kill all the defenders. Hezdrel reminds his troops that they go to God when they die. As the men disappear with the wounded, God emerges from the shadow.

God says, "hello" to Hezdrel and identifies himself...

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