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...about everything I know about it is from the Hellenic and Hellenistic civilizations, up to the time it fell to the Roman Empire. Most of that, I learned from my ninth-grade world history teacher, Mrs. Dykes. She seemed to enjoy teaching...
The danger of too much entertainment

...actors, actresses or athletes their idols.In 1787, Edward Gibbon completed his book, "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," giving the following reasons for it's destruction: the rapid increase of divorce with the resultant undermining...
Christmas convergence

...They embarked on a long journey to herald the newborn king and bring him gifts.Caesar Augustus decreed a tax for the Roman Empire. People in Judea returned to the place of their lineage, thus fulfilling the prophecy of Micah 5:2. Bethlehem would...
Refuge Notebook: Tracking time in the New and Old Worlds

...Paleo-Aleuts began settling on the western Kenai Peninsula. By the time Dena'ina arrived 1000-1500 years ago, the Roman Empire had already come and gone from the Mediterranean. Tree coring of mature mountain hemlock in the Kenai Lowlands indicate...
God is always on time

...forgiveness of sins and eternal life as had been promised for so long.Now that the time of the miracle had arrived, the Roman Empire would be brought into the picture. A tax would be levied that would require each family to return to its hometown...
What's Happening

...multi-part series, famed British art historian Kenneth Clark looks at the six centuries following the collapse of the Roman Empire through the window of its art. Informal discussion following this 45 minute film. KFAC provides free refreshments...
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Paying the price was to pay his taxes, as did our Lord under similar circumstances; paying his due to the oppressive and corrupt Roman Empire. The finest article on this subject I have read was written by my friend, Doug Blackwell, in which he says Jesus...


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