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Once again, Eric Mitchell assists us modern readers in understanding what it would be like in ancient Israel. In this case, much closer than David and Goliath!
Moving a thousand years through the clouds of dust of time, he finds himself on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (Gennesarret) and the town of Magdala , hometown of his friend and follower Mary .
In well preserved ruins, archeologists have revealed details including a stone "tabletop" like that which Jesus would have used to spread out the scroll of Isaiah in his hometown of Nazareth not too far from these stones when they were in everyd…
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Tradition can only get a researcher so far, but Dr. Eric Mitchell, who I mentioned in a previous blog, seeks out the truth behind the tales told in ancient times. Primarily, as a Christian, he seeks to see for himself the places, and the remnants of places buried therein, of the Bible.
Following up on his article about the big picture in the ancient land of the Philistines, Dr. Mitchell joins tourists as the disembark the bus to kick around stones and pebbles placed there for the taking in the place very near where David killed Goliath."
While we cannot all go to Israel, we can vicariously get…
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Folks like to play in the dirt over in Israel. There is a good reason for this: that dirt covers ruins that shed light on the life and times of the Bible. Often, we are challenged to stand on the Bible rather than on the interpretation in publications written by people who don't take God's word seriously. But there are those that look at the same evidence through the lenses of faith.
Dr. Eric Mitchell, of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is such a man. Writing for the Christian Examiner he states:
"Standing on these sites highlighted for me a personal connection to events and people of…Read more >
Everything was fulfilled in the Ressurection and the grave time of Jesus. This is part 2 out of 2 for our two-part blog about how Old Testament biblical prophecies were fulfilled in the Crucifixion and Ressurection of Jesus Christ, celebrating Good Friday and Easter (Ressurection Day). This blogpost (part 2) talks about how prophecies were fulfilled in Jesus's time where he was dead and his ressurection. You can check out part 1 about the Crucifixion and Death's fulfilment of prophecies.
While Jonah may seem distant, having lived hundreds of years before Jesus, his account provides an interest…
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"Solomon, was the third King of Israel and one of the many sons of David, mothered by Bathsheba. Though not the first born, Solomon became the successor to his father. Under his reign, the prosperity of Israel exponentially increased, well beyond that of his father. During his kingship Solomon gained and practiced incredible godly wisdom, leading him to write the large portions of Proverbs, and the entire books of Ecclesiastes, and Songs. Solomon also accumulated massive wealth, far surpassing any person in biblical history.
One of the major feats of his kingship was the construction of the First Temple, the first actual completion of the idea concepted by his father. Though he followed God, he also stumbled when he acquired a very large harem. Along with polygamy, and likely overindulgence in pleasure with his wives and concubines; his harem led him to worship many other gods aside from the true God, Yahweh. " Read More...
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This month we are reading and writing about the Book of Genesis Chapter 1-25:18. While content from anywhere in the Bible's timeline is excepted, we highly encourage content relevant to the month's reading. Most of all we would like to promote study and literacy of the Scripture. Post your observations and annotations of the reading here