Explore the complex role of the Hyksos in ancient Egyptian history, as scholars debate their connection to the Israelites and the nature of their conquest. This article delves into historical accounts, archaeological findings, and differing interpretations to shed light on this enigmatic period.
THE BIBLE AS HISTORY: Egypt, the First World Power of the Bible
Egypt, one of the oldest civilizations in the world, has a rich and diverse history that spans over 5,000 years. From the earliest days of the Predynastic period to the arrival of the Greeks and Romans, Egypt has been a land of great kings and queens, powerful pharaohs, and towering pyramids.
Why Did the Ancient Israelites Pay a Bride Price?
Uncover the intriguing history behind the ancient Israelite custom of paying a bride price. Discover the reasons behind this practice, from compensating the father to ensuring the commitment of the husband. Learn how it reflects the patriarchal values of the time and how it was perceived in the Bible. Get a deeper understanding of the ancient Israelite society and how it can apply to Christians today with “Why Did the Ancient Israelites Pay a Bride Price?”
THE BLOODY EMPIRE: Assyria’s Historical Records and the Bible
Assyria was essentially a military power, and the historical picture left of its exploits is one of great cruelty and rapaciousness.
Aaron, Moses’ Brother, to be the Priest for the Nation
Paul demonstrates how the priestly office, first filled by Aaron, was characteristic of that which Christ Jesus serves as a superior and heavenly high priest. This being so, the priestly position, operation, and procedure of Aaron’s high office take on extra meaning for Christians. (Heb 8:1-6; 9:6-14, 23-28)
HIGH PRIEST AARON Dedication to God and Consecration
According to the Book of Exodus, Aaron first functioned as Moses' assistant. Because Moses complained that he could not speak well, God appointed Aaron as Moses' “prophet” (Exodus 4:10-17; 7:1)
BIBLE AS HISTORY: The Rights of the Firstborn
First son born to a couple and required to be specially dedicated to God. The firstborn son of newly married people was believed to represent the prime of human vigor (Gen. 49:3; Ps. 78:51).
THE BIBLE AS HISTORY: Babylon, the Third World Power of the Bible
Nimrod, living in the latter part of the third millennium B.C.E., established Babylon as the capital of the first human empire.
AARON: Courageous Proclaimer of God’s Word
Aaron is probably the eldest son of Amram (Ex 6:20), and according to the uniform genealogical lists (Ex 6:16-20; 1Ch 6:1-3), the fourth from Levi.
BIBLE AS HISTORY: Abiathar the High Priest
Abiathar, in the Hebrew Bible, is a son of Ahimelech or Ahijah, High Priest at Nob, the fourth in descent from Eli and the last of Eli's House to be a High Priest. In the article, we debunk some critical opinions concerning Abiathar.