Category: History

The Mesopotamian Civilization

The Mesopotamian Civilization

Ancient Mesopotamia, often referred to as the cradle of civilization, was once home to some of the most influential cities in human history. Mesopotamia (from the Greek, meaning ‘between two rivers’) was an ancient region located in the eastern Mediterranean bounded in the northeast by the Zagros Mountains and in the southeast by the Arabian Plateau, corresponding to today’s Iraq, […]

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David Ishola Olatayo (1916-2003)

Remembering the First Child of a Pastor of the Sudan Interior Mission (SIM)

David Ishola Olatayo (1916-2003) was born June 23, 1916. He was a native of Oro-Ago in Ifelodun Local Government, Kwara State, Nigeria. He was the first child of a pastor of the Sudan Interior Mission (SIM), Benjamin Dosunmu Olatayo, who was married to Sarah Joni-Dada Olatayo. He received his primary school certificate in 1928 at Egbe (which was at that […]

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Chapel of the Nativity of Christ, Bethlehem, Israel

Pilgrimage to Bethlehem, Israel to see the Chapel of the Nativity of Jesus Christ

The Four Sacred Caves of Christ In order to discuss pilgrimage sites in the Christian tradition it is important to first make a distinction between those sites outside the ‘Holy Land’ of the Middle East and those inside that general territory. Christian pilgrimage sites outside of the Holy Land are considered sacred because of several reasons including: the presence of […]

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Rene Caillie portrait by Amélie Legrand de Saint-Aubin

Who is René Caillié?

Auguste René Caillié was a French explorer and the first European to return alive from the town of Timbuktu. Caillié had been preceded at Timbuktu by a British officer, Major Gordon Laing, who was murdered in September 1826 on leaving the city. Caillié was born 19 November 1799 in western France in a village near the port of Rochefort. His […]

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Ben Enwonwu painting sold for $1.4 million at an auction.

Ben Enwonwu Painting of Christine Davis Sold For $1.4 million

A painting by the late Nigerian master painter and sculptor Ben Enwonwu this week sold for $1.4m at an auction in the British capital, London. The painting, titled Christine, was the portrait of Christine Elizabeth Davis, an American hair stylist of West Indian descent. The painting was completed in under a week in 1971. Christine, who was in her mid-30s […]

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Israel

Israel

Israel (State of Israel, Hebrew: יִשְׂרָאֵל; Arabic: إِسْرَائِيل‎) is located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, and […]

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History of Palestine.

Palestine

Ancient Israel is entwined with the land and history of Palestine. No other land in the world is so firmly entrenched in a country’s history as Palestine is in Israel’s. In fact, ancient Palestine, also referred to as Canaan, or Israel, has come to be known as the Holy Land. However, the history of this land is anything but holy. […]

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What Are Some Forms of Modern Idolatry?

What Are Some Forms of Modern Idolatry?

Idolatry is clearly sinful to God. Idolatry can include both literal worship of idols as well as worshiping other things or giving higher priority to anything other than Jesus Christ. The way to overcome idolatry is to love God completely, replacing sinful practices with God-honoring practices, and doing everything to the glory of God. All the various forms of modern […]

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How Are Idols Connected to Demons?

How Are Idols Connected to Demons?

A connection between idols (or false gods) and demons (or fallen angels) is seen in Deuteronomy 32:16–17 which states, “They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked him to anger. They sacrificed to demons that were no gods, to gods they had never known, to new gods that had come recently, whom your fathers had never […]

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How Did the King James Bible Impact the World?

How Did the King James Bible Impact the World?

Revised by The Lord knows those who are His – A Weekly scholarly contribution by anonymous author. You can reach the anonymous author via email at sj77333[at]gmail.com. In the United States and elsewhere, the King James Bible was used as a textbook. Many people learned to read in its pages. For three hundred years, it was virtually the only Bible […]

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