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Mysteries Of The Bible: The Connection Between The Nephilim And The Giants

Last night while I was at dinner with one of our congregation’s retired pastors [1], I received a request to write about one of the more intriguing mysteries relating to origin in the Bible, that of the pre-flood Nephilim and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Aerial Atlas Of The Holy Land

Aerial Atlas Of The Holy Land, by John Bowker, Photography by Sonia Halliday and Bryan Knox It seems baffling that three recorded authors were required to make this book.  It is not hard to see why a book like this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Old Testament Parallels

Old Testament Parallels:  Laws And Stories From The Ancient Near East, by Victor H. Matthews and Don C. Benjamin Anyone who has both scholarly interests and an abiding respect and honor for the scriptures is used to the claims that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Aegean Bronze Age

The Aegean Bronze Age, by Oliver Dickinson It should be noted at the outset that I greatly prefer the historical approach to the archaeological approach when it comes to providing insight on the past.  To be sure, I have a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Early Greece: The Bronze And Archaic Ages

Early Greece:  The Bronze And Archaic Ages, by M. I. Finley This particular book is an interesting one, and it sets out a goal that is simultaneously modest and ambitious and manages to succeed with it.  That goal, of course, … 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 Although Egypt and Egyptology are certainly very popular subjects, there is a striking lack of history books that seek to tackle the entire scope of ancient Egyptian history.  There are … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise And Fall Of The Nephilim

The Rise And Fall Of The Nephilim:  The Untold Story Of Fallen Angels, Giants On The Earth, And Their Extraterrestrial Origins, by Scott Alan Roberts I must admit that it would sometimes be ideal if I read more about the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Savior Generals

The Savior Generals:  How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost – From Ancient Greece To Iraq, by Victor Davis Hanson There is one common thread, one that the author chooses not to recognize, in all of these various … Continue reading

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Book Review: The End Of The Bronze Age

The End Of The Bronze Age:  Changes In Warfare And the Catastrophe CA. 1200 B.C, by Robert Drews This book is almost perfect, almost, but not quite.  As is all too often the case, a great deal of professional historians … Continue reading

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Book Review: Religion In The Roman Empire

Religion In The Roman Empire, by Ben Holtzer Let’s talk about the good parts of this book first.  It’s a short book (more on that below) so it will give the reader some information about Roman religion–quite a bit actually–while … Continue reading

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