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Entries from December 2005

The Mystery Apostle

December 23rd, 2005 · Comments Off on The Mystery Apostle · christianity, history

The latest series of programs on the cable science channels about Christianity have been generally pretty good lately. The percentage of time I spend railing about how some antiquated dogma was being passed off as fact has gone down to about 20%, as opposed to the 75% I spent last season or two. Last night’s […]

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Abraham of the Chaldees

December 17th, 2005 · Comments Off on Abraham of the Chaldees · history

Ancient Civilization Unearthed in Syria The Tell Hamoukar Survey 2000-2001 (University of Chicago) Archeologists have discovered the ruins of forgotten cities older than most of the other great Mesopotamian city states, but much further north up the Euphrates valley than anyone had expected. In fact, the prevailing theories on the development of ancient civilization say […]

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