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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

High quality Biblical Maps available to purchase and download. Custom made Biblical Maps available, too.

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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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The Ancient City of Jericho in the Bible

The Biblical ancient city of Jericho possesses an interesting history of war and bloodshed. Jericho was of strategic importance, and has seen much bloodshed through the ages.

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The Amarna Letters

The Amarna Letters are documents written to Egyptian Pharoahs from vassal Kings in the land of Canaan. These letters clearly indicate Habiru presence in both Canaan and Egypt.

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The Akkadians and the Habiru

The Mari tablets were discovered amongst the ruins of ancient Mari. The ancient kingdom of Mari consisted of Semitic speaking Akkadians, and was an important kingdom in central Mesopotamia.

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Life of Adam and Eve

The life of Adam and Eve revolved around daily existence in Paradise. However, it would soon come to an end, and the consequences would reach to further generations.

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Abraham: The Father of Many Nations

The background of Abraham, the recipient of God's promise to become the Father of Many Nations. Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike trace their lineage to this man.

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Abraham and Sarah

Abraham and Sarah entered Canaan without any idea about the land, the people, the religions, or the cultures which dominated Canaan. All they had was each other, and their faith in God Almighty.

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Abraham and Lot

Abraham and Lot endured much together over the course of their lives. Even after their split, Scripture seems to indicate the two maintained close ties. Lot, however, faced a much different fate.

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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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