Different Categories of Funeral Procedures in Ancient Times

Herodotus, the 5th Century B.C. Greek historian, explained that there were 3 categories of funeral procedures. For the expensive 1st class funeral, bearers carried the body to a ferry on the Nile. Transported to the western shore, the deceased was borne in a procession, headed by a priest, to the embalming tent. The corpse was there cleansed and, while priests chanted dirges, craftsmen went to work. The chief embalmer wore a jackal’s mask – perhaps…

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Hidden Treasures in Ancient Biblical Lands Are Common

Hidden treasures today are rare. In the ancient biblical lands, however, they were common. Palestine, caught as a land bridge between Egypt and the great empires, were repeatedly invaded, ravaged, and captured. Multitudes buried gold. There were no banks. The govt., nobility, clergy, & Arab invaders all robbed the common people often and without warning. Because of this, the people quickly buried treasure in the ground, in walls, in tree trunks, or wherever they could.…

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Big Obstacles to Young People in Local Church

King Og’s Huge Iron Bed

“His iron bed is still Rabbah of the Ammonites, nine cubits long and four cubits wide, measured by a man’s forearm” (Deut. 3:11). …the bed (would be) about 13 ft. long (using common cubit of 17.5 inches) and nearly 6 feet wide, an impressive size even today with our so-called king-size beds. King Og may have had such a large bed as a sign of prestige, or perhaps as the result of a royal whim.…

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Evidences to Prove the Destruction of Jericho

After 40 years of wandering in the desert, and the death of the adult generation who had departed from Egypt (Numbers 13–14), it makes perfect sense that the Israelites would not have left a footprint in the archaeological record during these early, nation-forming days. They had been living in tents as sojourners in the desert for 40 years. They would have had little or no pottery-making expertise, and none of them had ever built a…

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Archaeologist Proving the Event at Jericho

It is one of the most dramatic events chronicled in the O.T., but for generations, scholars have debated whether the Israelites’ assault on Jericho was fact or myth. Over the past 3 decades, the consensus has gone against the biblical version. The late British archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon established in the 50’s that while the ancient city was indeed destroyed, it happened around 1550 B.C., some 150 years before Joshua could have shown up. Kenyon Was…

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  • Ephesians 6:12-13 January 27, 2021
    “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to […]
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