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Fort Quiatenon –The Bible

General George Washington ordered Fort Quiatenon to be destroyed in 1791. A militia from Kentucky carried this out, burning it to the ground. At its peak possibly 3,000 people lived there including five Wea and two Kickapoo villages. The French rendering of the name in the Wea language, waayaahtanoski means ‘place of the whirlpools’. It […]

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The Time of Change

In our time we enjoy the freedoms of religion, assembly, press, and speech. There was a time that this was not the case. David Teems, in his book, Tyndale, said: “You could do very little without the blessing of the Church. The Catholic Church governed birth, marriage, death, sex, and eating, made the rules for […]

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Shoes

“He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose (John 1:27).” While this was written 2,000 years ago it is easily understandable today. Jesus wore shoes to protect his feet. John the Baptist recognized that Jesus was so much greater than himself that he felt […]

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Nimrod’s Legacy

“Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.  He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord (Genesis 10:8, 9)”.  The year was 2347 B.C. one year after the flood.  That deluge had killed all humans except Noah […]

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The Leaf

The Psalmist wrote about the man who had a redeeming relationship with Jehovah. “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of waters; his leaf also shall not wither (Psalm 1:3).”(B.C. 1021) A tree with an abundance of water, planted in good soil, and having the open sky for a canopy will be […]

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Trees

“I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree; A tree whose hungry mouth is prest against the sweet earth’s flowing breast. A tree that looks at God all day and lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear a nest of robins in her hair. […]

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Goats

It was B.C. 1490 when instructions were given relative to the Day of Atonement. In particular the priest was to take “two goats for a sin-offering (Leviticus 16:5-10). “Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat.” One animal was killed for a sin-offering, […]

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John the Baptist – Beheaded

Israel’s Dead Sea has many interesting stories, not the least of which is it’s proximity to Jerusalem and the dire need for security. There are eight cities involved in this ingenious defensive scheme. Masada, Herodium, Jerusalem, Hyrcania, Cypros, Doq, and Alexandrium, along with Machaerus; these provided safety for the Jews. “The main defensive advantage of […]

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River Revivals

“A river went out of Eden to water the garden and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads: Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel, and the Euphrates (Genesis 2:10-14).” Moses wrote this valuable information which took place after 4004 B.C. Rivers have fascinated people for millennia, not only in the Far East, but in the […]

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The Last Song

On January 25, 2011, tens of thousands of protestors flooded Cairo’s Tahrir Square, demanding the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s regime.  Others had an entirely different desire:  “A team of archaeologists of the University of Basel in Switzerland was about to make one of the most significant discoveries in the Valley of the Kings in […]

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