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Heart-led Analysis of Living

It should seem obvious that, in order to read the Old Testament, one must read back into it the unstated assumptions the writers considered obvious. So we study the history of the Ancient Near East and do our best to … Continue reading

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ACBM: Part 2 Chapter 4

Chapter 4 — The Covenant Nation While the Mesopotamians kept track of a wide range of religious and philosophical considerations, the Nile Valley folks focused more on developing their own to a much greater depth. While our understanding of Egyptian … Continue reading

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ACBM: Part 2 Chapter 3

Chapter 3 — Abraham from Mesopotamia If you don’t understand Abraham the man, you cannot understand the Bible. The Genesis account makes no pretense at dating anything; it simply offers pivotal points along the path of revelation. The lack of … Continue reading

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ACBM: Notes

This is not to impress you with what I know, but to entice you into what you can know. Before actually starting to type the text, I had gone back and reacquainted myself with an awful lot of ANE stuff … Continue reading

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ACBM: Part 2 Chapter 2

Chapter 2 — The Ancient Near East The academic definition of The Ancient Near East (ANE) includes a portion of the earth’s surface which runs from the Caucasus on the northeast, across modern Turkey and out to Crete, down to … Continue reading

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