Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Seven World History Milestones In The Bible

Few things excite me as much as studying history. Combine a study of history and the Bible together and I'm spellbound for hours. In this post I've provided an overview of seven major world events and empires that the Bible not only records but, in some cases, prophesied years before they happened. God's Word is truth in every jot and tittle, including historical events. I love that I can read a historical fact in the Bible and know it happened just as God said it did. Please feel free to take this overview and use it for your own personal study.

Biblical References For Seven World Events And Empires

 For a more detailed study of these and other historical events in the Bible, please check out this link from Answers In Genesis. https://answersingenesis.org/bible-history/

The Global Flood

Genesis 6–9
One of history's major turning points. (Hint: if you don't understand the implications of the Flood, you are not going to understand history.)

The Table of Nations

Genesis 10
Traces all the major people groups as they formed the bases of every nation and ethnic group alive today.

The Hittite Nation

Genesis 23
Abraham bought the the burial place for Sarah from the Hittites (the children of Heth).

Exodus 3
God promises Moses that He will give the land of the Hittites to Israel.

Deuteronomy 7
The Lord commands Israel to destroy seven nations that were greater than they, among which were the Hittites.

Joshua 12
Describes part of the Hittites' territory and records some of Israel's battles with them.

The Babylon Empire

2 Kings 20
Isaiah's prophecy to Judah's King Hezekiah foretelling the Babylonian exile.

2 Kings 24 & 25, 2 Chronicles 36
Nebuchadnezzar's conquests.

Isaiah 13, 14, 21, 39
Prophecies made regarding Babylon.

The Book of Daniel
Detailed accounts of the reigns of Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar, as well as the fall of Babylon.

The Assyrian Empire

Genesis 10:11
Nimrod built Nineveh, the capitol of Assyria.

2 Kings 16 – 19, 2 Chronicles 32 and Isaiah 36
Assyria's relationship with both the nations of Judah and Israel.

The Book of Jonah
Jonah was sent as the reluctant preacher to Assyria's capitol city, Nineveh.

The Book of Nahum
Prophecies against Nineveh.

The Persian Empire

The Book of Ezra
Records Cyrus' decree to the Jews.

The Book of Esther
King Xerxes (Ahasuerus) of Persia was Queen Esther's husband.

Daniel 5 – 6
Recounts the conquests of the Persian Empire over Babylon.

The Roman Empire

Matthew 24
Jesus' prophecy foretelling the Fall of Jerusalem by the Romans.

Luke 2
Records Caesar Augustus decree of a world tax.

Acts 25 and 27:24
Nero was the Caesar before whom Paul stood trial.

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