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The making of New Year’s resolutions is nothing new. (a) The Babylonians were doing so 4,000 years ago. On their new year, which occurred in mid-March, loyalty to their king was affirmed, and promises were made to their gods (Sarah … Continue reading
Some people welcome Christmas, and go “all out” for it. Trees are set up and decorated with lights, ornaments, and tinsel. Lights and decorations are placed on the exterior of houses, and in lawns. Christmas music is played. Presents are … Continue reading
Two very different women are portrayed in the book of Revelation. Let’s notice… The Harlot (Revelation 17) Dress: “The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones” (17:4). The woman is wearing the same … Continue reading
“In the first year of Belshazzar King of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions…” (Daniel 7:1) Critics used to claim that Belshazzar never existed. The Zondervan’s Pictorial Bible Dictionary says, “For many years regarded as a fictitious literary creation… … Continue reading
Nebuchadnezzar was the son of Nabopolassar, founder of the Chaldean (or Babylonian) Empire. Nebuchadnezzar served as the commander of the military campaign that led to Judah’s conquest on 606 B.C. (cf. Daniel 1:1-12; 2 Kings 24:1; 2 Chronicles 36:5-7). Following … Continue reading