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  1. The Bible and Archaeology: King David's Reign—A Nation ...

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    “And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus, where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land” (1 Chronicles 11:4 1 Chronicles 11:4 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land. American King James Version ×).

  2. The Bible and Archaeology: The Later Kings of Israel—A ...

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    In the British Museum there are seals of most of the Assyrian kings. The seal was fixed on clay and the clay attached to the document” ( Daily Study Bible Commentary, Bible Explorer, Epiphany Software, San Jose, Calif.).

  3. Ezekiel's Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones: What Does It ...

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    The present tiny state of Israel consists mostly of Jews descended from those of the kingdom of Judah, so the name Israel is a misnomer. History and Bible prophecy show that the modern descendants of the other tribes of Israel stand clearly identified as the Americans, British Commonwealth and peoples of northwestern Europe.

  4. Who - and What - Was Jesus Christ? | United Church of God

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    In 1961 an Italian expedition excavating Caesarea Maritima in Israel found this stone slab bearing the name of Pontius Pilate, the Roman administrator who condemned Jesus Christ to death, and his title, “prefect of Judea.”

  5. The Real Nativity Story: Surprising Truths You May Not ...

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    16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. 17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

  6. What Made Britain Great?: And How Did It All Go Wrong ...

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    What Made Britain Great?: And How Did It All Go Wrong? ... India independence and pulling out of the Middle East in the deal that would lead to the formation of the state of Israel in 1948. ... As the British Empire spread its arms wide and began to encompass more and more of the world, missionaries followed, taking the Bible’s message to ...

  7. Profiles of Faith: Solomon - Lesson from a Wise King ...

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    Solomon’s sins would lead to his kingdom being divided into the two separate kingdoms of Israel and Judah (1 Kings 11:26-40 1 Kings 11:26-40 26 And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon’s servant, whose mother’s name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king.

  8. Jesus' Amazing Fulfillment of Prophecy | United Church of God

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    36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God has made the same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ. American King James Version × ). Peter now sees clearly that the Old Testament pictured the coming of Jesus the Messiah—the Messiah whom he followed for more than three years.

  9. The Passover: Why Did Jesus Christ Have to Die? | United ...

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    The Old Testament records God instructing Israel’s priesthood to perform certain duties that included a system of cleansing and purification using the blood of sacrificed animals, thus foreshadowing the shedding of Christ’s blood, the ultimate sacrifice for sin.

  10. The Surprising Origins of the Trinity Doctrine | United ...

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    The Roman emperor Constantine the Great, while himself not really a Christian, convened and played a major role in the Council of Nicaea, which laid the groundwork for acceptance of the Trinity doctrine.