The Famine Of Acts Chapter

Another Biblical event confirmed in the pages of history regarding Claudius is found in the book of Acts chapter 11 verses 27-28 And in these days prophets came from Jerusalem to Antioch. Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up and showed by the Spirit that there was going to be a great famine throughout all the world, which also happened in the days of Claudius Caesar. The fifth century historian Orosius mentions this famine in Syria which occurred in 46 and 47 A.D. A translation of Orosius...

How shall we escape if we refuse so great a salvation

An artifact has been found in the annals of archaeology that bears witness to Manasseh, who was the son of king Hezekiah. Manasseh, who also became king of Judah, is mentioned by the Assyrian king Esarhaddon who reigned 680 to 664 years before the Year of the Lord. The inscription lists kings who were under his submission as contributing materials to furnish his royal palace. It reads as follow I commanded the kings from the region of Hatti as well as the areas on the other side of the...

The seal reads Belonging to Jehucal son of Shelemiah son of Shovi

His father, Shelemiah, may also be the same man mentioned on another artifact known as Lachish letter IX which says May Yahweh cause my lord to hear tidings of peace . . . Return word to my servant through Shelemiah giving us instructions as to what action we shall take tomorrow Jeremiah's dealings with his son Jehucal are recounted in the following passages of scripture Now King Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made...

Aquila And Priscilla Flee From Rome

In A.D.49, the Roman Emperor Claudius Caesar expelled all Jews from the city of Rome. This account is recorded by Suetonius, a court official who served under the Emperor Hadrian. He wrote a history entitled 'The Life of Claudius' in which he stated the following Because the Jewish people were continually causing disorders, the catalyst being Chrestus, he expelled them from Rome (Note Chrestus may be an alternate spelling for Christus commonly used by Gentiles and may refer to Christ.) This...

Jehu And Hazael

Ancient Assyrian records from the time of Shalmaneser III verify events and kings mentioned in the Bible during the time of the prophets Elijah and Elisha. The first Assyrian record mentions how Hazael, the king of Syria, seized the throne from Hadadezer. The ancient text reads I was victorious over Hadadezer of Damascus along with his allies which numbered twelve kings. His warriors, numbering 20,900, laid slain upon the ground, while his remaining army was forced to withdraw to the Orontes...

Acceptance or rejection determines your destiny

He who believes in the Son has everlasting life and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. John 3 36 KINGS FROM THE EAST SHALL BOW Page 12 THE CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE Page 18 AQUILA AND PRISCILLA FLEE FROM ROME Page 38 THE FAMINE OF ACTS CHAPTER 11 Page 41 WALL SEPARATING JEWS AND GENTILES Page 54 THE FINAL SCAPEGOAT IS CHOSEN Page 56 THE FLOOD AND THE TOWER OF BABEL Page 59 SARGON, KING OF ASSYRIA Page 85 MANASSEH, SON OF HEZEKIAH Page 87 THE...

The Wall Separating Jews And Gentiles

During excavations of Jerusalem in 1871, two archaeologists, Clermont and Ganneau, discovered what is known as the Soreg Inscription. Written in Greek, the sign warns non-Jews to keep out of the temple area. It states No foreigner is to enter the barriers surrounding the sanctuary. He who is caught will have himself to blame for his death which will follow. PEYELOAlEhTfOZTOm .4 PlTOIEPoNTPY4 AKTOYKAli I nEPlBOAOYOXA AN AH , j f lt j gt OHE AYT LIAITIOH E L ,v' 1 I f-TAIAf A TO EXAKOAOY , lt OB...

Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate Palace

In 1961 an Italian excavation uncovered an inscription bearing the name Pontius Pilate. This was first physical evidence found outside of the Bible to confirm his existence. The huge block of limestone which carried the inscription was found at the city of Caesarea and is engraved with the words . . PO NTIVS PILATVS Pontius Pilate PRA ECTVS IVDA EA E Perfect Judea The first word, Tiberieum, probably refers to a temple dedicated to the emperor Tiberius. Pilate's name was also recorded by the...

District of Apameas 117000 citizens He was also sent by Quirinius to capture the fortresses of the Itureans in the

Philippians Graphics

Iturea borders Syria and is just north of Galilee. Before being involved in the militia he was prefect of engineers, appointed by the two consuls as treasurer, quaestor of his colony, served twice as aedile and duumvir and was as a priest. Buried in this place are his son, Quintus Aemilius Secundus. Inscriptiones Latinae Selectae 2683 Two other inscriptions were found in the early 1900's in Pisidian Antioch, which served as a military command center and eastern outpost for the Roman Empire....

The Greatest Famine That Ever Occurred

Assyrian Famine

And it shall come to pass in that day, says the Lord GOD, That I will make the sun go down at noon, And I will darken the earth in broad daylight I will turn your feasts into mourning, And all your songs into lamentation I will bring sackcloth on every waist, And baldness on every head I will make it like mourning for an only son, And its end like a bitter day. Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord GOD, That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water,...