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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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Looking at the whole new testament just as it is and looking at the state of Christians of our time, it is very clear and without a doubt that the word "Christianity"` which also means "follower of Christ" or "Christlike" was used by others to mock the believers. In John 19, we see how even Jesus was beaten and called names to mock Him. he had a sign on his ...


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Dr. Robert Dean Luginbill, a Christian Professor of Classics outlined a plausible theory for the origin of the word "Christian" with extra-Biblical and manuscript support. As many suspected (the OP, guest37, Ray Butterworth, and some commentaries I consulted), Dr. Luginbill also believed that it's the outsider who started the name "Chrēstian" (χρηστιανος, ...


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