This is a readable copy of the book of Judith and her victory over the armies of King Nebuchadnezzar.
Revelation Chapter 13 – The Beast and Its Mark
The ‘beast’ nations are the same ones seen in Daniel’s statue vision; the nations are described from a physical and historical narrative. The ‘beast’ nations in Daniel chapter 2 coincide with the historical narrative, but take on a spiritual meaning in Daniel chapter 7. I believe the ‘beasts’ are named for how they treat the nation of Isra’el and the Jewish
The Feast of Lots – Purim
In these last days, the Jewish people and the nation of Israel are under great attack from the nations around the world. As global events continue to unfold, each person will have to choose a side: Israel and God’s people or the international community. As you read the account of Esther, check your own thoughts about the Jewish people. Are you rebellious Queen Vashti, faithful Queen Esther, discerning Mordecai, transformed King Ahasuerus, vindictive Zeresh, or anti-semitic Haman?
Persian mythology developed in what is now Iran about 1500 B.C.E. It eventually became the religion called Zoroastrianism from the prophet Zoraster (628 B.C.). He is credited with writing the Yasna Haptanghaiti as well as the Gathas, hymns which are at the core of Zoroastrianism.