February 24th, 2018

Ancient History

Supplementary Lessons: The Old Testament Era & Ancient History


How the Old Testament Scriptures Explain and Evaluate the History of the Ancient World

A (Free) Supplementary Set of Mini-Lessons of the Ancient History of the World, Highlighting the Accuracy of a Christian Worldview. These Lessons are Designed to Give You a "Taste" of What's Possible in Our Ancient History Course (Academy). These Lessons Show You What is Missed or Omitted by Modern Historians  

Antediluvian World    The Flood: The Cities Under the Sea  The Old Testament and The Table of Nations (Gen. 10) The Sumerians  
Ancient Languages The Old Testament and Ancient Legal Codes The Old Testament and Egyptian History Moses and the Exodus
Ancient Assyria  Ancient Babylon  Science, Technology and Mathematics Solomon’s Temple & The Ancient Wonders of the World 
Jonah: The Concept
of Reformation
The Medo-Persian Empire   Ancient Greece The Philosophers
The Rise of Rome Famous Biographies of People in the Classical Civilizations The Ancient Religions vs. the Old Testament Faith Ancient History and Social Engineering
The Old Testament
and the Prophets   
Between the Testaments  Economics in the Ancient World  

1. The Antediluvian World:

The Old Testament testifies to what is now becoming more and more a confirmed history: The civilization before the Flood is represented in so many ways. The Garden of Eden and the advanced state of mankind at the beginning, longevity (life-spans of early man), the stars as testimony of ancient prophets of the Bible narrative, ancient cities, knowledge of the institutions and ways of life of then extant world down to the time of Noah – all of these historical issues, and much more are coming to the forefront of historical research with the Old Testament at its center.  Listen to the audio Click Here
2. The Flood & the Cities Under the Sea:

The cities of under the sea represent the recent discoveries of ruins of the ancient world throughout the oceans of major seas of the world today. The Flood of Noah was a world-wide catastrophe … and it is now a subject of intense scientific, biblical Old Testament and historical study. Listen to the audio Click Here
3. The Old Testament and the Table of Nations (Gen. 10):

Dr. W.F. Albright, arguably the greatest archaeologist who ever lived, once said that there was nothing in the ancient world even remotely like the record of the beginning and origins the earliest nations of the earth as represented in Genesis 10, The Table of Nations. Dr. Robert “Dick” Wilson, master of over 40 ancient languages and the great Princeton defender of the Old Testament, once said of the critics of the Bible: No one knows enough to assail the integrity of the Old Testament in even one point.  The history of Babel and the KNOWN archaeological evidence of the people who left Babel at the Dispersion of the languages is key to our biblical understanding. Listen to the audio and Click here…
4. The Sumerians:

These are the people known as the first civilization unearthed by historians. They do reflect biblical truths represented throughout the Old Testament Scriptures. Knowing their history will help shed light on Sodom and Gomorrah, Ebla, the early Assyrians, Abraham, and a host of biblical subjects. Listen to the audio and Click here…
5. Ancient Languages:

Ancient Languages: Language accompanies the march of civilization and testifies to an advanced state of man culturally and biologically. Language in written form has always shown that man has been ADVANCED – not primitive – in his basic nature. Adam and Eve, according to the Old Testament, spoke in the Garden and understood at an advanced stage of development. Listen to the audio and Click here…
6. The Old Testament and Ancient Legal Codes:

So how does the Old Testament Law stand up to the Legal codes such as Hammurabi and others?  God’s Laws actually predate all others… Find out how historians and theologians SHOULD be able to make that statement from the annals of Genesis and its history. Listen to the audio and Click here…
7. The Old Testament and Egyptian History:

So how does the Old Testament Law stand up to the Legal codes such as Hammurabi and others?  God’s Laws actually predate all others… Find out how historians and theologians SHOULD be able to make that statement from the annals of Genesis and its history. Listen to the audio and Click here…
8. Moses and the Exodus:
So when was the Exodus?   Who was the Pharaoh of the Exodus? Is Moses listed in the monuments of Egypt?  Is Hatshepsut, the one female “pharaoh”, really the wife of Solomon of Israel? What about the discrepancy in the timeline?  Why do we need “Two histories of Egypt”?  Click Here
9. Ancient Assyria:

Gustave Dore’s famous painting (pictured at left) of the Old Testament description of the destruction of the Assyrians camp under Sennacherib is but one of many historical events dealt with in the powerful history of the Assyrian people. Click Here
10. Ancient Babylon:

According to ancient records, Nebuchadnezzar the Great of Scripture, founder of the Neo-Babylonian history, lost his mind. But, according to ancient writers (Abydenas and Berossus) as well as the evidence of ancient tablets, the “…the Chief Magus kept the kingdom for Nebuchadnezzar.”  Babylon figures prominently in both the Old Testament era and the ancient history of the world. Learn this fascinating history here. Click Here
11. Science, Technology and Mathematics:

What does this have to do with the Old Testament? The Bible knows much about the science and mathematics of ancient man. Solomon’s Temple demonstrates that fact. Man was advanced from the beginning. Man’s great strides in mathematics, science and technology produced great wonders in the ancient world. Men such as Archimedes, Aristotle, Solomon, Eratosthenes… to mention just a few, all contributed an immense knowledge to the world of their day. How did the Egyptians lift in place those 40 ton blocks of the pyramids? Find out here.
12. Solomon's Temple & The Ancient Wonders of the World:

Solomon’s Temple anticipated and prophetically prefigured the concepts of the Great Commission and the Coming of Christ. As magnificent as the so-called “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World” really are (actually there were MANY differing lists of “Seven Wonders”), none can hold a candle to the power of Solomon’s Temple. Click Here
13. Jonah and the Power of Historic Reformations:

The Artistic reconstruction of the Palace at Nineveh, the city where Jonah preached in the 8th century. Jonah’s preaching by the Holy Spirit brought about Reformation at Nineveh. The powerful concept of Reformation is herein presented as well, in its historic context throughout the Old Testament ancient world. Click Here
14. The Medo-Persian Empire:

These were the kings of ancient saga. They warred with Babylon. They warred with the Greeks at Marathon, Salamis and Thermopylae. They fell victim to the rampaging of Alexander the Great. Who were they?  Names like Esther, Ahasuerus, Nehemiah, Ezra, Artaxerxes, Haman, Mordecai, Cyrus the Great, and Darius dot the Biblical and historical landscape of these people. Click Here
15. Ancient Greece:

The Greeks provided for the foundations of both their own and that of the Roman Empire. They brought a civilization to the ancient world and seriously affected our modern world. Indeed, they believed that that” gospel of Hellenism was their great legacy to the world. Who were these classical giants?  Click Here
16. The Philosphers:

Who were Socrates, Plato and Aristotle? Who was Zeno of Elea famous debate “paradoxes”? The philosophers help to destroy the belief systems of the gods of Greece. In so doing, they contributed a number of ideas and ideals to modern civilization – some good, some questionable. Do you know their contribution? Do you know their surprising challenge to God’s people, as anticipated in the Old Testament prophet, Zechariah?  Can you tell what they contributed to the West outside of the middle ages? Click Here
17. Famous Biographies of People in the Classical Civilizations:

What if we could present the biographies of great men and women, touching the issues of their day and the trials they faced, the intrigues and romances, wars and oratory, they produced. Then what of their character in light of the Book of Proverbs? Click Here
18. Ancient History and Social Engineering:

History is all about shaping the thinking of people. It truly is “social engineering”. That is no less the case in dealing with the history of the ancient world. Many of our modern beliefs have been shaped by the issues of the history of the ancient world. Come see, you’ll be surprised. Click Here
19. The Ancient Religions vx. the Old Testament Faith

The prophets of the Old Testament were unique in the history of the world. They inveighed against the idolatries of their day. What was Baalism? Who was Marduk? What relation did Zeus have to Baal? Click Here

20. The Rise of Romev

Roman civilization had only one real “axe to grind”. Rome saw herself as the mistress to the nations and the inheritor of the whole planet. Rome’s history shamed the story of mankind for over 1200 years. Find out about the Romans and their Republic, Empire and Fall… Click Here

21. The Old Testament and the Prophets:

The Old Testament prophets were not only unique in the ancient world, but they were foundational to the church of Christ and their credentialing by the Lord was the key to establishing their influence in the formation of the Bible. Click Here
22. Between the Testaments:

The time between the Old Testament and the New Testament was a time which readied the old world for the rise of the new, in the Person of Jesus Christ. People such as Alexander the Great, Socrates, Plato, Caesar, Cicero, Demosthenes, the Maccabees, Aristotle, the Ptolemies, Cleopatra VII, Herod the Great, and many others rose and fell on the historical horizon. Daniel 11 was played out in detail in this same time period.  The Infamous War of Varus was played out as well… in response to a great Star that rose over Bethlehem, announcing the arrival of Jesus Christ the Lord.   Click Here
23. Ecomics in the Ancient World:

Here is a glimpse of the great laws of Human action carried in the ancient world.  Issues pertaining to money, trade, travel, products of the ancient world, inflation, gold and silver, usury, wage and price controls, slavery, war, and the culture carriers should be studied. Crucial question: What was the real key to building a kingdom in the ancient world? Click Here