Ancient History


Depending on whether you're using a Jewish or Christian version, the Book of Ruth is placed between Judges and Samuel or between the Song of Songs and Lamentations. But wherever it appears in your Bible, you will want to find it and study it again after you read “Ruth—Big Theme, Little Book,” originally published in the August 1996 issue of Bible Review. In this article, Adele Berlin argues that Ruth illuminates the main [...]

Tue, Jul 31, 2018
Source: Biblical Archeology Daily

Marcus Furius Camillus (c. 445/446-365 BCE) was the first great general of the Roman Republic to also prove himself an able administrator and honorable politician. He was chosen as dictator five times, celebrated four triumphs, and was hailed as the “Second Founder of Rome” and a “Second Romulus” for defeating the Gallic Senone tribe under Brennus in 390 BCE following their sack... [...]
Tue, Jul 31, 2018
Source: Ancient History Encyclopedia

Read Philip Stern's Biblical Views column “Love Is Strong as Death—but Don't Spend the Family's Wealth” from the Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2017.—Ed.

“Love Is Strong as Death—but Don't Spend the Family's Wealth” By Philip Stern

The Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon) from the Hebrew Bible is a love song beyond compare—although it has been compared to everything. Some have deemed it ancient pornography. Others have sung its praise. In the second century C.E., Rabbi [...]

Mon, Jul 30, 2018
Source: Biblical Archeology Daily

Gustave Dore, The Good Samaritan. Dr. Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University explains how getting an accurate answer to the question “Who were the Samaritans?” can shed light on how shocking the Good Samaritan parable would have been to Jesus' audience.

The Good Samaritan parable is one of the most beloved gospel stories for young and old alike. The story is told in Luke 10:29–37: A man going from Jerusalem to Jericho is attacked by robbers [...]
Sun, Jul 29, 2018
Source: Biblical Archeology Daily
A historical resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2018

As I began listening to Anthony Riches' "Retribution" today, I realized I had not reviewed its prequel "Onslaught", the second in "The Centurions" series about the Batavian Revolt during the year of the Four Emperors, 69 CE. So, let's remedy that now.

Toward the end of The Centurions Book 1, "Betrayal", a sizable portion of the Batavian cohorts has been sent south from [...]
Sun, Jul 29, 2018
Source: Ancient Times

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