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Reading History #6 – The Clash of Empires

Then the men of Judah went with their fellow Israelites and attacked the Canaanites living in Zephath, and they totally destroyed the city…. Judah also took Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron — each city with its territory. 1,570 more words

Readings

Wednesday 3 March 1915 - We Lost 197

Turkish forces are located in strength at Ghadir, west of Ahwaz, in the Persian Gulf. A heavy Turkish attack forces a British retirement but it is repulsed. 376 more words

Africa

Ages of the patriarchs in Genesis - Infographic

  There are lots of theories to explain why the men listed in Genesis lived so long, from the “clean environment = longevity” theory, to the “ages = clan/dynasties” theory, to “somebody added a zero/scribal error” theory. 109 more words

Infographic

Extremists and history

Last week I caught a snippet of news about a state legislator in Oklahoma who wanted to redo the Advance Placement History syllabus to emphasize the speeches of Ronald Reagan.   900 more words

Culture

Mesopotamian End Times

“Mesopotamia offers little evidence for a belief in a future end of the world. The only clear reference to this occurs in a third-century BCE work in Greek by Berossus, reputedly a Babylonian priest. 220 more words

Babylonia

The Mess in Mesopotamia

Saturday

Introduction: A Failed Region

What do you get when you cluster several failed nation-states together in a single geographical region? You get a failed region, and what we see today in Mesopotamia and the Levant is a failed region catastrophically failing. 3,291 more words

Geopolitics And Geostrategy