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Staggering Number of Written Records

You can tell when an event is big news by all the new feeds, trending on Twitter, blog posts, articles and publicity it causes.  These types of media frenzies give evidence that something noteworthy happened. 1,359 more words


The Horrors Of Crucifixion

William Barclay, in his commentary on the Gospel of John, wrote graphically about the horrors of crucifixion—

   There was no more terrible death than death by crucifixion. 513 more words

Looking Up the Mountain

From the ever-reliable Wikipedia:

The following core principles of source criticism were formulated by two Scandinavian historians, Olden-Jørgensen (1998) and Thurén (1997):[4]

  1. Human sources may be 
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Quote of the Day

“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.”


Quote Of The Day


How Swabians pronounce “Swabian.”

In Roman times, the ancient Suebi wandered around areas now known as southern Germany and Switzerland, and possibly as far west as Portugal. 45 more words

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.

Tacitus (The Annals of Imperial Rome)


The History Of The Runes

The History of the Runes

Even before the runes had achieved the status of a fully-fledged alphabet, the peoples of ancient Europe had carved their symbols into stones and trees to mark their territories and to represent their religious convictions. 831 more words