She was Leah, daughter of Ludah. The proud and sensual beauty who captivated Babylon, the mighty city of hanging gardens and ziggurats that flung its towers at the sky. Here she learned the ways of traders, soothsayers, and prostitutes sacred to the great goddess. Ishtar. Here she grew intimate with Cyrus and Croesus, conquering kings, and beguiled. Belshazzar, decadent Prince of Babylon. Here she found destined love with Nabu, cruelly handsome Babylonian soldier, only to lose him over and over again to the thrill of battle and the beds of strange women. And here, with her prophetic brother Daniel, she rose triumphantly to lead her people from exile to the glory of the Promised Land.