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Dr. Steven Anderson wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on Darius the Mede. His conclusion that Darius the Mede is Cyaxares II mainly derived from Xenophon’s book Cyropaedia. Xenophon was a student of Socrates, a soldier and a historian. Dr. Anderson believes that Cyrus had a coregency with Darius the Mede (Cyaxares II) his father-in-law then became sole king on ...


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Abraham's journey from Ur into the land of Canaan takes a unanimously northern route as these many maps make clear. He follows the Euphrates river up to Haran at the northern part of modern day Syria and then SSW along the Mediterranean coast into Canaan. At one point he goes west, between the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea and the top of the Red Sea, ...


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What does the Bible tell us about Abraham? Genesis 11:28 says that Abraham’s father, Terah, lived in Ur, an influential city in southern Mesopotamia situated on the Euphrates River about halfway between the head of the Persian Gulf and the modern-day city of Baghdad. Terah took his family and set off for the land of Canaan but instead settled in the city of ...


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The Catholic Church Magisterium has not committed to reading the first few books of Genesis (from Adam to Noah, at least) as historical / scientific account. Instead, both the Catholic Church and a growing segment of Protestants and Evangelicals, emphasize that scientific truth and the theological truth are compatible with each other. What has to be taken ...


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