Ancient Texts

Berossus story of the creation of the world and mankind (Enuma eiis)

  Berossus' own account (Babylonian History) is lost, but it was summarized in an Armenian translation of the Chronicon by the Christian author Eusebius. Below is its description of the creation of the world and mankind based on the epic Enûma êliš, and includes the story of Oannes, who taught…
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Matthew

Jesus drives demons from two men into herd of pigs (Matthew 8:28 – 8:34)

When Jesus arrived on the other side of the Sea of Galilee (he landed in the region of the Gadarenes), two demon-possessed men came from the tombs to meet him. The men were violent and no one could pass by them. The men shouted, “What do you want with us,…
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History

Complete but concise summary of each book of the Bible (Old Testament and New Testament)

In the summary below, I present the official name of the biblical chapter with its common name in parenthesis.  The author of each book (where known) is included along with a brief summary of the biblical book's intent, content, and key characters.  Detailed outlines of each bible book may be…
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Revelation

The seventh seal – the first four trumpets are sounded (Revelation 8:1 – 8:13)

When the seventh seal was opened, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. John saw seven angels standing before God. Each angel was given a trumpet. Another angel holding a golden censer approached the golden altar. He was given incense with the prayers of God’s people to…
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Modern Day Lessons

Parts of the Bible are based on oral retelling of events – here’s how we can be assured they are accurate

It is likely that at least some of the histories recorded in the Bible were not documented at the time they occurred. For instance, the creation accounts in Genesis were almost certainly not recorded millions of years ago. Likely, the creation stories  transitioned to the Bible’s pages through oral tradition…
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Genesis

Esau’s descendants and the rulers of Edom – the genealogy of the Edomites (Genesis 36:1 – 36:43)

When Esau and his brother Jacob found scarce opportunities in their region, Esau took everything he acquired in Canaan and moved to Seir. These are the tribal chiefs among Esau’s descendants (along with relevant notes from other references in the Bible). Esau and Adah (daughter of Elon the Hittite) Eliphaz…
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Christian News

Ordained minister demands Oklahoma chapel remove bibles, crosses under guise of “freedom of religion”

If you’re concerned Satan can invade our sanctuaries, look no further than Barry W. Lynn and his organization, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, known commonly as Americans United or AU. AU pits broad-based religious attacks against Christian organizations under the guise of “ensuring freedom of religion”. Their…
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Ezekiel

God appoints Ezekiel a watchman over Israel, holding him accountable for delivering a prophetic message (Ezekiel 3:16 – 3:27)

After waiting among the exiles for seven days, the word of God came to Ezekiel saying, “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel so hear the words I speak to you and give them warning from me. When I say to a wicked…
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Genesis

Rachel and Isaac die, leaving Jacob to carry out God’s plan for mankind (Genesis 35:16-29)

Jacob and his family moved from Bethel. When they were still some distance from Ephrath (ancient Jerusalem), Rachel went into labor. She had great difficulty during labor but a midwife comforted her and said, “Don’t despair, for you have another son.” As Rachel took her last breath, she named her…
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History

Complete (but concise) list of minor tribes (clans, descendants, or other groups of people) in the Bible

This list contains tribes or other groups of people named in the Bible of minor notability, about whom either nothing or very little is known, aside from any family connections. A Ahumai - A clan within the Tribe of Judah. The name "Ahuman" appears only in one verse of the…
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