May 14, 2016

Ascension Day?

According to some reckonings and traditions (see here), May 14 AD33 is the day the Lord Jesus Christ ascended. But whether the date is correct or not, it would be a great time to remember the importance of the Ascension.

May 13, 2016

Book on the Rise of the Seleucid Empire

I have been reading through John Grainger’s The Rise of the Seleukid Empire (323-223 BC): Seleukos I to Seleukos III. I found the book quite by accident, but it has been an enjoyable read so far. I do wish they had used footnotes rather than endnotes though. Here is a listing of the chapters. 

1 - The Collapse of Alexander's Empire
2 - Ptolemy's Commander
3 - Seleukos and Babylon
4 - Seleukos' First Kingdom
5 - Expedition to the East
6 - The Grand Alliance
7 - New Enmities, New Cities
8 - Antiochos in the East
9 - Seleukos in the West
10 - Antiochos I and the Galatians
11 - The New State
12 - Creeping Imperialism
13 - Antiochos II
14 - War, Collapse, and Fragmentation
15 – Failure

May 11, 2016

May 8, 2016

Dr. William Barrick on the Prophets in the Life of the Believer

William Barrick has an eight part series entitled, “Prophets in the Life of a Believer.” The series was also translated into Russian. You can access the free video here.