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Book Review: The Story Of Egypt

The Story Of Egypt: The Civilization That Shaped The World, by Joann Fletcher In one way, this book is a bit of a tease. This book is a story about Egyptian civilization, but like many books on the subject, this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise And Fall Of Ancient Egypt

The Rise And Fall Of Ancient Egypt, by Toby Wilkinson One of the more interesting aspects of a whole suite of books that exist on ancient Egypt is the way that the politics of ancient Egypt have come under increasing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt’s Past And Present

Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt’s Past And Present, by Toby Wilkinson One of the hazards of writing books with an agenda in mind is sometimes things change to make that agenda ring more than a little bit hollow. Like … Continue reading

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The Pattern Of Passover Observance In 2 Chronicles and Ezra

[This is the prepared text for a message given to the UCG congregation in The Dalles, Oregon, on Sabbath, March 6, 2021.] The books of 1 and 2 Chronicles have long been neglected by readers of the Bible. It is … Continue reading

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Booklet Review: Daniel’s 490 Year Prophecy

Daniel’s 490 Year Prophecy Predicts The Very Day Of Christ’s Death, by Ralph Lyman [Note: This book was provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts about the book are my own.] This … Continue reading

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Solomon, If You Walk In My Ways

[Note: This is the prepared text for a split sermon given to the United Church of Congregation in the Dalles on Sabbath, January 9, 2021.] Our first impression of Solomon is generally a positive one. Perhaps most notably among these … Continue reading

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Book Review: A History Of The Hellenistic World

A History Of The Hellenistic World, 323-30 BC, by R. Malcolm Errington One of the more lamentable aspects of reading a history like this is knowing that while the historian responsible for this work is surely competent at what he … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hellenistic Age: A Short History

The Hellenistic Age: A Short History, by Peter Green This is a book whose existence is a case of recognized irony. The Hellenistic Age became notorious for the proliferation of short extract histories whose ease of reading kept many larger … Continue reading

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Book Review: Caligula: The Mad Emperor Of Rome

Caligula: The Mad Emperor Of Rome, by Stephen Dando-Collins This book attempts two tasks and does so unevenly. On the one hand, the author wishes to rehabilitate the reputation of Caligula to a great extent and demonstrate that he was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Storm Before The Storm

The Storm Before The Storm: The Beginning Of The End Of The Roman Republic, by Mike Duncan If you are an American, this book is the kind that will give you sleepless nights as you ponder how far along the … Continue reading

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