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A Bible Background Example - February 1, 2017

This month’s article, “Israel and Judah: 22. Evil Kings of Israel” should be read after the “February 2017 Newsletter.” While you read the article, keep in mind that a great deal of background information is not mentioned, usually because (1) it is not relevant to the point of the narrative, and (2) it would take too much space to tell the full story.
 
Fake News, Good News - January 15, 2017

“Fake news” is a new and trending phrase in the English lexicon. You will not find a precise dictionary definition of the phrase yet, but a general description is that (1) fake news involves lies rather than truth, and (2) the lies claim to be fresh information or “news.” Fake news is not limited to political news stories on the internet. It is the ideal example of the commandment’s warning to the people of Israel, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” (Exodus 20:16).
 
Fort Antonia, Josephus, a Contradiction - January 1, 2017

You will enjoy reading and listening to the article, “Gihon Temple Evidence: Jeff Rense Interview of Ernest Martin.” It is a dis-cussion about the true location of the Jewish Temples in Jerusalem. Now to the title of this article. The Jewish historian Josephus wrote about Fort Antonia and its physical relation to the Temple of God in Jerusalem — it was north of the Temple. Dr. Ernest Martin’s research on the location of the Temple led him to conclude that the traditional, so-called “Temple Mount” (the Harem esh-Sharif) is actually the remains of Fort Antonia.
 

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