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SANDS OF TIME: TACITUS

“Truth?  What is truth?”

– Pontius Pilate to Christ on trial, John 18:38

Truth is a funny thing, or rather people are funny about learning it.   419 more words

"Hatred of the Human Race" (A Lesson from Nero Caesar)

By Weylan Deaver

An age that worships sin does not relate well to people who teach moral purity. The gospel of Christ demands godliness, as defined in the pages of his New Testament. 363 more words

By Weylan Deaver

Extra-Biblical Evidence for the Historical Jesus.

An introduction to this study:

My intention for this blog article is to sketch out the extra-biblical sources that give us information about Jesus. Although little new can be gleaned from these sources with regards to information that is not found within the New Testament biographies and epistles, we do find the corroboration of events detailed and recorded within the New Testament literature. 9,156 more words

Jesus Christ

Corrupt

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.    Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus

(AD 56 – after 117) was a senator and a… 85 more words

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Did Jesus Exist? (Part One)

As a Christian, my beliefs are grounded in history. I believe in the Jesus who was born in Bethlehem, performed miracles in Galilee and Judea, and died and rose again in Jerusalem. 341 more words

Government Built to Last

In The Gettysburg Address Lincoln expressed the American “resolve… that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Much more revolutionary than the idea that a government can be “of the people, by the people, for the people” is the idea that such a government (or, indeed, any government) can exist in perpetuity. 444 more words

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Tacitus on the Jews

The Jews are said to have been refugees from the island of Crete who settled in the remotest corner of Libya in the days when, according to the story, Saturn was driven from his throne by the aggression of Jupiter.note This is a deduction from the name Judaei by which they became known: the word is to be regarded as a barbarous lengthening of Idaei, the name of the people dwelling around the famous Mount Ida in Crete. 1,299 more words