The Mystery of History Volume I: Creation to the Resurrection

by Linda Lacour Hobar Author

(From Amazon): World history from Creation to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The text spans the incredible stories of ancient times, ancient lands, and ancient peoples. Where most ancient studies encompass only Egypt, Greece, and Rome, The Mystery of History goes much farther. In Volume I, I include chronologically based stories from all around the world. Beginning with the Garden of Eden, stories will spread from Sumer and Babel to Troy, Phoenicia, and Assyria. The study of early civilizations will include King Wu of China and Asoka of India as well as King David, Julius Caesar, and Xerxes of Persia. Even North America is visited in our look at ancient peoples. Above all, a favorite feature of Volume I is the weaving of Bible history with world history. In reality, it is all world history. But for most of us, history has not been taught this way. It has not been integrated. In The Mystery of History, I have retold major stories from the Bible in the order that they happened alongside significant world history events and figures. As an example, each one of the Old Testament prophets are given a biographical lesson near their contemporaries in old world history. More examples of interesting figures who lived just decades apart include: Joshua and King Tut; Ruth and Helen of Troy; Daniel and Aesop; Ezekiel and Buddha; and Nehemiah and Socrates. Imagine lining up such amazing figures on one master timeline! Imagine learning their stories back to back in the order they happened! For most of us, it's an illuminating experience.


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  • 36 Elijah, the Fiery Prophet ( 896 B.C.) Rview 12
  • 37 Pretest 13 ; Elisha ( Israel's Prophet ) (895 B.C.)
  • 38 Joel and Obadiah ( Excate date unknown, 587 B.C.)
  • 39 Homer (c. 800 B.C.) Review 13 and Quiz
  • 40 India and hinduism (Date Unknown)
  • 41 The Olympic Games ( 776 B.C.)
  • 42 Jonah and Amos (c.760 B.c.,808 B.C.) Review 14
  • 43 Pretest 15 and The City of Rome ( 748 B.C.)
  • 44 Isaiah and Micah ( Judah's Prophets ) (740 B.C. , 735 B.C.)
  • 45 Israel Falls to Assyria (721 B.C.) Review 15
  • 46 Pretest 16 : Hosea ( Israel's Prophet ) ( c. 721 B.C.)
  • 47 Hezekiah and Sennacherib (710 B.C.)
  • 48 Anciet native Americans : Review 16
  • 49 Pretest 17 : The Rise of Athens and Spata (c 700-500 B.C.)
  • 50 Manasseh (677 B.C.)
  • 51 The powers of Mesopotamia ( 668-626 B.C.) Review 17 & Quiz
  • 52 Pretest 18 ; Kind Josiah (630 B.C.)
  • 53 Nahum and zephaniah (c. 630 B.C., 629 B.C)
  • 54 Jeremiah ( Judah's Prophet ) ( 629 B.C) Revie 18, Semester Test

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