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Elisha Paxton: Making Every Act Conform to God’s Law

Elisha Paxton: Making Every Act Conform to God’s Law

Editor’s Note: This post on Tales of Mighty Men comes to us from Stephen Huffman In many ways, Elisha F. Paxton exemplified the Confederacy whose uniform he wore. He had a typical Southern background. His family was Scots-Irish, and had fought the Stuart monarchs in the 17th century. After i ... Read More
A History of the Land and Archaeology of Gezer

A History of the Land and Archaeology of Gezer

We are pleased to welcome back Taman Turbinton. He brings us an account of the Biblical city of Gezer, where he has worked on the archaeological digs – The Editor Tis the season for Biblical archaeology. The summer months mark the time when archaeologists and scholars from all over the world ... Read More
Has Hannibal's Route Across the Alps Been Found?

Has Hannibal’s Route Across the Alps Been Found?

The pass Hannibal may have used In an article published in the scientific journal Archaeometry, a group of scientists point to some evidence they have discovered that may point to the path used by Hannibal in his famous crossing of the Alps. They have found a large deposit of animal waste. We woul ... Read More
John Craig: How a Black Dog Saved a Reformer

John Craig: How a Black Dog Saved a Reformer

Rome The condemned prisoner could not sleep—for two reasons. The first reason he could not sleep was that it was his last night on earth, and he did not want to waste his final hours in needless slumbers. The next sunrise would be his last. The second reason he could not sleep was that his cell in ... Read More
Girolamo Savonarola: A Faithful Dog Cannot Leave Off Barking

Girolamo Savonarola: A Faithful Dog Cannot Leave Off Barking

Girolamo Savonarola c. 1524 A thin, awkward, and nervous young man ascended the steps to the high pulpit. The crowd looked at their new preacher. In appearance, he was not much to see. He was of medium height, had brown hair, and was noticeably thin. His prominent nose stuck out from his face and ca ... Read More