History of Nehemiah

the tomb of Xerxes I built by his son, Artaxerxes i Books 1-7 of Nehemiah  are considered his memoirs.  Books 8-12 are  thought to be editted later by the prophet Ezra, but that is problematic because Ezra is traditionally, Ezra (Esdras I+ II) is considered to have been in Jerusaleum thirteen years earlier than Nehemiah, …

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What the boundaries of Biblical Israel?

from Deuteronomy16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river Arnon half the valley, and the border even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even …

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English Poet Samuel Butler + James 3

 "...there is no mistake so great as that of being always right." —SAMUEL BUTLER, 17th-century British satirist Samuel Butler, (baptized February 8, 1612, Strensham,Worcestershire, England—died September 25, 1680, London) was an English  poet and satirist. He is famous for penning Hudibras, a  burlesque poem and the first English satire to make a notable and successful attack …

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Psalms: Shine On

Psalm 139: 12  Yes, the darkness hideth not from Thee; but the night shineth as the day: for the darkness and the light are both alike to Thee.......Webster's Revised Bible, 1833This is repeated in the Book of Job as well as the famous 23rd Psalm.Job, which is considered one of the earliest books written.   In …

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Complaining to God

Yesterday, for July 11th  Heartlight.org gave me a daily Bible quote "Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul." - Job 7:11(NIV) This verse is about the ability of venting one's anguish to God and not worrying about …

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