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How to Blaspheme God

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The Iron Age changed the face of the world. Iron was not new, but the extensive mass production of iron was. When Tiglath-Pileser III took the Assyrian throne in 744 BC, he reorganized every aspect of the empire, from military to the arts. He created the first Corps of Engineers as a separate branch of […]

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Flexible Absolutes

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Hezekiah was twenty-five when he began to reign, so he had known his industrious grandfather Jotham and had also grown up watching his father Ahaz chase after the vain glories of the surrounding nations. With the northern kingdom gone, there was still a strong movement within the people to practice idolatry. This meant that there […]

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The Refugee Reversal Proposal

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Forced migration was the most serious consequence of the fall of Samaria. Fortunately, the Israelites were still alive, but they were scattered across Assyria, destined to lose their Jewish identity. Only those who have been ripped from their heritage and compelled to live among strangers can understand how a refugee’s world is turned upside down. […]