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The Habiru

The Habiru, also known as Hapiru, were an Asiatic-nomadic people. They were commonly called the Shepherd Kings by the ancient people of Ta-Merry/Kemet/Mitsrayim/Egypt.

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The Gates of Jerusalem

The gates of Jerusalem stand as a testament to the importance of this city over the last few thousand years. Jerusalem's gates have witnessed some of the most remarkable events in the history of man.

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The Genesis Flood

The Genesis flood was an event unique to all of history. Neither before, nor since, has the earth seen waters of such force. Scripture indicates the waters rose over 17,000 feet!

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The Tribe of Gad

The tribe of Gad played key roles in the battles of the conquest. They led the march in the battle of Jericho, and held key roles in other conquests. They were the Marines of the Israelite army.

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Flavius Josephus

Flavius Josephus was a Jewish historian during the first century A.D. His colorful insight into ancient life, though dubious at times, iis invaluable nonetheless.

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The 12 Tribes of Israel

The 12 Tribes of Israel form the foundation upon which ancient Israel established it's Empire. The journey of Israel's twelve tribes begins in the days of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

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The Ephraimites of the Old Testament

Ephraimites played integral roles throughout the history of Israel. Judges & Kings hailed from Ephraim. It was the royal tribe of the Northern Kingdom of Israel.

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Who are the Israelites?

Some people say that Jesus will return for His people, from what I hear. Were the chosen people the dark skinned people? Is this true or false?

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The Story of Noah

The story of Noah reveals what were perhaps the most mysterious days the world has ever known. God required a special man to do His work.

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Cain and Abel

The story of Cain and Abel follows their parent's expulsion from Eden. What caused Cain to murder his righteous brother? Why was Cain's sacrifice unacceptable? How far would the consequences extend?

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The Book of Enoch (part 2)

The book of Enoch belongs to a branch of literature known as the Apocrypha, or, the Apocalyptic Literature. The ancients viewed the book as being divinely inspired Scripture.

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The Binding of Isaac

The binding of Isaac was the ulitmate test of Abraham's faith. This was to be the defining moment in the relaionship between Abraham and God.

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Biblical Maps

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Bible Study Resources

Bible study resources including forums, maps, articles and links to other resources.

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The Benjamites, part 2 of 2

Benjamites were involved in a number of fascinating events throughout the Old Testament. None moreso than the occasion that caused a civil war, and the near extinction of the tribe of Benjamin.

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Battle of Jericho

The battle of Jericho was stacked against Israel. However, God delivered the city into their hands against all odds. Detailed maps provide an in-depth look at the ancient battle.

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Ancient Syria

Ancient Syria was an important link between Palestine and Mesopotamia. As Israel's neighbor to the north, Syria is mentioned throughout the Old Testament.

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Ancient Sumerian Sources

The earliest known references to the Habiru come from ancient Sumerian sources. Sumeria is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Their origins are shrouded in mystery.

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Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia was one of the first civilizations in history. Their influence greatly shaped the Near East, specifically Israel. The two share close historical ties.

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Ancient Jerusalem

Ancient Jerusalem dates from centuries before its mention in the Old Testament. What was the city like before biblical times?

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Ancient Jericho

Ancient Jericho may be the oldest city on earth. Who dwelt there before Joshua and the Israelites? This is a pre-biblical look at the City of Palms..

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Ancient Israel

An easy-to-follow history of Ancient Israel starting with Adam, and following the lines of Cain and Seth, through the flood, and into the time of Abraham's initial settlement.

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Ancient Hebrew Civilization

The ancient Hebrews have been associated with the ancient Habiru. How closely are the two connected? Many parallels between the two leave intriguing possibilities.

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Ancient Egyptian Literature and the Habiru

Ancient Egyptian literature mentions a group of people known as the Apiru. Their experiences in Egypt are similar to those of the Hebrews. Some scholars connect the Apiru and the Hebrews.

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Ancient Egypt Geography

Ancient Egypt Geography was dominated by the Nile, and the desert. These factors brought Egypt into contact with Palestine frequently over the course of the ages.

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