Daily Archives: February 25, 2012

Herodotus and Esther

Looney has a good post today on Herodotus and Esther. There are many biblical scholars who have argued that Esther is not historically accurate because it contradicts Herodotus on certain issues.  For example, in Herodotus, we read that Persian queens … Continue reading

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Nixon’s Civil Rights 25

I have two items for my write-up today on Dean Kotlowski’s Nixon’s Civil Rights: 1.  On page 246, we read: “During 1971 and 1972, the number of women in supergrade posts tripled, from 36 to 105.  Nixon named the first … Continue reading

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Psalm 65

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will write about Psalm 65.  I have four items: 1.  There are different ideas about what Psalm 65 is about.  Is it a prayer for rain?  Is it thanking God for rain … Continue reading

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