Tag Archives: Middle East

Non-Book Review: The Principality Of Antioch And Its Frontiers In The Twelfth Century

The Principality Of Antioch And Its Frontiers In The Twelfth Century, by Andrew D. Buck One of my favorite parts of being a prolific book reviewer for the De Re Militari is being able to read books on a variety … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Aden Effect

The Aden Effect: A Connor Stark Novel, by Claude Berube You might think that the Naval Institute Press only published non-fiction of the kind that I frequently review (this is the fifth book I have received from the Naval Historical … Continue reading

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Bangkok And The Logistics Of Terrorism

As I found out to my peril this past fall, Bangkok is an important logistics hub where supplies come into and through Bangkok to those of us who live in Thailand’s hinterland. But, an article from Stratfor makes it plain … Continue reading

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How Do Great Civilizations Get Lost?

As someone who is fond of reading about ancient history, one finds that a great many civilizations vanish into thin air, leaving only the faintest traces in history, leaving archeological records that are often mis-attributed, and leaving great empires to … Continue reading

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Prison Towns

Though Baan Mae Sa Luang is a small village, somehow it manages to have two prisons. On the south end of the village, near the river, there is a juvenile detention center, and on the north end of the village, … Continue reading

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Book Review: On The Reliability Of The Old Testament

On The Reliability Of The Old Testament, by K.A. Kitchen This book is a 500-page tour de force of scholarly work from ancient Near East texts that sets the dividing line between faith and evidence. If you believe in the … Continue reading

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Visegrad: An Alternative Prophetic Fulfillment

Though many people would little suspect it, I have a great personal interest in prophecy, little suspected because I have spent far too many years of my life dealing with people whose continual half-baked speculations on end-time prophecy were designed … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Gnosticism

Even though Gnosticism is a nearly 2000 year old religious system, a name barely recognized by religious scholars, it still holds a tremendous appeal for people, largely for seeking to resolve tensions that exist in the Bible in either one … Continue reading

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Naga: Enter The Dragon

Yesterday in one of my messages [1] I spoke about now Egypt in the Bible is often represented by the naga (water dragon) Rahab. It should be noted in the Canaanite religion that the Canaanite sky-god Baal was often seen … Continue reading

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What Glorious Things Are Spoken?

[Note: This message, and the last [1], were given at Legacy Institute on Sabbath, May 14, 2011, in Chaing Mai, Thailand.] One of the studies in the Bible I have conducted is about a group of people known as the … Continue reading

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