Tag: history

Nothing New Under the Sun

What exists now is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing truly new on earth. Is there anything about which someone can say, “Look at this!Continue reading

Time as Cycle

What benefit do people get from all the effort which they expend on earth? A generation comes and a generation goes, but the earth remains the same through the ages. The sun rises and theContinue reading

Assyria

It is a rich and fertile land, fed by the Tigris and Euphrates as they descend from the mountains. The people living there would develop a fighting force which instilled dread and fear throughout theContinue reading

The “Wrong Side of History”

In recent years many have appealed to a sense of history in order to advance certain political or social agendas: be careful lest one is seen as being on the “wrong side of history.” AccordingContinue reading

Dating the Life of Jesus

The New Testament provides excellent accounts of events that occurred in the first century; nevertheless, rarely does it provide information which would allow us to easily date the events relative to other historical matters. WeContinue reading

Culture and Interpretation

According to the Scriptures God has spoken at many times in many ways to people of old, first the prophets, and then through His Son Jesus of Nazareth (Hebrews 1:1-3). Ever since then Christians haveContinue reading