Ancient Texts

Account of Nebuchadnezzar II from Berossus (605 BC)

Berossus' own account (in Babylonian History) is lost, but it was summarized by the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus in his Against Apion.  One such account is the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II (562 BC – 605 BC).   Berossus at length comes down to Nabopolassar, who was king of Babylon and…
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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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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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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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Historical Sermons

Sunday is Coming – William (Bill) Shilady (historic sermon 2016)

Rev. Dr. William (Bill) Shilady is the Executive Director of the United Methodist City Society in New York City.  He has an undergraduate degree in Religion and Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School.  Previously he was the senior pastor at…
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Historical Sermons

The Six Sorrows of St. Paul – David James Burrell (historic sermon 1844-1926)

"If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern my infirmities."  - I Cor. 11-30 The Sanhedrin was the governing body of Israel. It embraced within itself legislative, executive and judicial functions. It made the laws and enforced them and it was the court of last…
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Historical Sermons

King Saul At the Witch’s Cave – David James Burrell (historic sermon 1844-1926)

"Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at En-dor." - I Samuel 28:7 It is said,…
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Historical Sermons

The Precious Blood of Christ – J. Wilbur Chapman (historic sermon 1859-1917)

"....the precious blood of Christ." Peter 1:19 I am preaching tonight on what I believe to be the most important subject in the Bible. Of course, anything that has to do with Jesus Christ is of vast importance. My text is found in the First Epistle of Peter 1:19— "The…
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Historical Sermons

The Treasures of the Snow – David James Burrell (historic sermon 1844-1926)

"Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?" -Job 38:22 I am sorry for city people who never have known the delights of rural life. "God made the country, man made the town." What do they know about the singing birds and flowing brooks, the blooming fields and golden…
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