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The Benevolence of Cyrus the Great

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Cyrus was the benevolent, tolerant Persian dictator who allowed 50,000 Jews to return to Jerusalem in 538 BC, as part of his administrative policies. How do we understand this in terms of Daniel’s prophetic statue in Daniel chapter two? Allow me to propose a theory to interpret it. Daniel 2:39, speaking of Cyrus, says, “Another […]

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The Advantages of Prison

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Imagine that the US was totally aggressive and mercenary, which it’s definitely not, and you have Babylon. No city or nation could resist against its military. Babylon became the largest city the world had ever seen. It would seem that victory for God’s people was hopeless, at least by any direct confrontation. Daniel, like Esther, […]