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 bemoans the problem of always being right

 "From a worldly point of view 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 memorable burlesque poem and the first English satire …

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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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