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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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Book Review: Greek Warriors

Greek Warriors: Hoplites and Heroes, by Carolyn Willekes This book was not what I expected at all. The book’s title promises a strong interest in hoplite warfare, but the end result of the book is more a narrative history of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Battles Of The Hellenistic World

Great Battles of the Hellenistic World, by Joseph Pietrykowski One of the more consistent aspects of the Hellenistic World was the continual fighting that took place between the various successor states to Alexander the Great. Some empires bring periods of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Into The Land Of Bones

Into The Land Of Bones: Alexander The Great In Afghanistan, by Frank L. Holt This is a book I would have liked the chance to have reviewed academically, because I looked at a later book of his that dealt with … Continue reading

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The Ancient City

The Ancient City: A Study Of The Religion, Laws, And Institutions Of Greece And Rome, by Numa Denis Fustel De Coulanges There are several essential problems that make this book a less successful study of ancient Greek and Roman culture … Continue reading

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