Tag Archive | Israel

Who was Bar-Kokhba?

Who was Bar-Kokhba?

The Jews fought two major wars against their Roman occupiers. The First Jewish War ended in 70 AD when the Roman General Titus stormed Jerusalem and destroyed what is known as the Second Temple. The temple’s destruction fulfilled what Jesus had prophesied in Matthew 24:1-2. The Second Jewish War was fought during the reign of […]

A few thoughts on the Six-Day-War

I was fourteen-years old and in the hospital. I had fallen in a cement culvert while walking across a plank. I never said I was all that coordinated! I broke my left arm shattering the elbow in five places. A surgery was required to fix the arm. To this day I retain one of the […]

Really? Hamas Rockets no big deal

MSNBC: Hamas Rockets Actually Don’t Do That Much Damage You Know One of the things we hear from President BO is that “Israel has the right to defend itself.” It sounds nice but the statement is full of subtleties. For example, while the US and UK (and others) are for Israel defending itself they are […]

Israel versus the World

And they came out with all their troops, a great horde, in number like the sand that is on the seashore, with very many horses and chariots. And all these kings joined their forces and came and encamped together at the waters of Merom to fight against Israel. (Joshua 11:4-5 ESV) “The truth is that […]

Do not doubt Israeli resolve

Make no mistake, Israel will go it alone in a war with Iran, a nation that unabashedly wishes to destroy Israel. American promises to prevent Iran from going nuclear are in my opinion quite dubious under President Obama, a man who cannot give a straight answer regarding Benghazi and whose administration bends over backwards to […]

Give us a King!

It is risky business making comparisons between ancient Israel and the good old USA. As I noted in yesterday’s post the misuse of 2 Chronicles 7:14 is chronic among evangelicals among whom I count myself. But on the other hand making comparisons between people groups such as ancient Israelites and modern Americans isn’t so risky […]


I am not certain of the producer’s intent with this video about empires but one thing it does do, is give one a sense of proportion when it comes to the current nation-state of Israel. Note the relative size of the empires labeled Caliphate, Ottoman and Seljuk, all Moslem empires. Today Israel is surrounded by […]

Philistinus (Palestine)

Q. Who was Israel’s most persistent enemy? A. The Philistines Every Sunday School child is familiar with David and Goliath, the giant Philistine warrior who David slew with a stone from a sling. Many more are familiar with Samson who killed a 1000 Philistines with the jaw bone of an ass. Still others remember the […]

Something Here More Important Than a Sword

Israelis link ancient sword to fall of Herod’s temple —JERUSALEM — Israeli archaeologists have discovered a Roman sword from the time of the destruction of the second Jewish temple in 70 AD, ——officials said on Monday as Jews prepared to mourn the anniversary. —The Israel Antiquities Authority said that the 60-centimetre (23.6-inch) long weapon and […]

War of Ideas Part 2_Six Day War

It was late May, 1967. I had just shattered my left elbow in a fall. I was fourteen. The family doctor called in an orthopedic surgeon to fix the shattered arm. Dr. Salinsky was his name if memory serves me right. After an examination by Dr. Sal I was hauled off to surgery where he […]