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Brotherhood of the Scroll

The Chronicles of Belteshazzar: Exile to Babylon

November 16, 2016 0 Comments
The Chronicles of Belteshazzar: Exile to Babylon

In the third year of Jehoiakim, King of Judah, the Lord God raised up a Lion from the east, one Nebuchadnezzar. In that same year, King Nebuchadnezzar led Babylon at a place called Carchemish, and there defeated the Egyptians. Though he did so in the name of his god, Marduk, the king of the Babylonian […]

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Developing the Character of a Nation’s Citizens

September 20, 2016 3 Comments
Developing the Character of a Nation’s Citizens

There’s a lot of talk these days about what it means to be an American.  The more diverse we become, the more difficulty it seems we have in answering this question.  But whatever that answer might be, we should expect that, at its core, being an American means that we share some national sense of […]

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Chapter 2 Continued: Carchemish

December 5, 2014 0 Comments
Chapter 2 Continued: Carchemish

The signal for which they had been waiting finally came. Mag, the commanding Babylonian scout clapped his hands and shouted to his companions, “Look, the Egyptians are on the move!” The rest looked up. In the distance, the advance patrol signaled from its hiding place on Mt. Tadmor the impending advance of the Egyptians. One, […]

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Chapter 2: Jeremiah’s Rescue

November 26, 2014 0 Comments
Chapter 2: Jeremiah’s Rescue

               Even at three o’clock in the morning, the city of Jerusalem bustled with activity. New pilgrims were arriving daily. Worshippers came to pray, sacrifice and study at the feet of the scribes at all hours of the day and night. Huddled against the chill of the night, Daniel relived the previous day’s events. As […]

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As the Egyptians March Off to Their Doom

November 21, 2014 0 Comments
As the Egyptians March Off to Their Doom

Chapter 1 Continued: As the Egyptians March Off to Their Doom             General Ptah had a reputation for being a glory hunter.  A quarry was loose and he wanted the honor of the kill.  In his late forties and the most capable military leader in Amhose’s command, Ptah would become his replacement should anything […]

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Chapter 1 continued: “That Man Must Die!”

November 9, 2014 0 Comments
Chapter 1 continued:  “That Man Must Die!”

“That man must die!  We can’t allow him to say the things he is saying without suffering the wrath of Pharaoh Necho.”  Jehoiakim, King of Judah, glared at the priests and rabbis gathered about him.  Fools!  They had no understanding of the intricacies of international politics.  Without Egypt to protect them from the creeping threat […]

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Chapter One – Jeremiah Enters the Temple

November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Chapter One – Jeremiah Enters the Temple

In the third year of Jehoiakim, King of Judah, the Lord God raised up a Lion from the east, one Nebuchadnezzar.  In that same year, King Nebuchadnezzar led Babylon at a place called Carchemish, and there defeated the Egyptians.  Though he did so in the name of his god, Marduk, the king of the Babylonian […]

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Prologue to The Brotherhood of the Scroll

November 5, 2014 0 Comments
Prologue to The Brotherhood of the Scroll

Like a serpent’s tongue, the fire flickered hungrily skyward, awaiting its next morsel.    The screams of the last infant only an echo in the crowd’s ears, they watched as the king stepped forth to receive the next baby.  A young mother in a drugged stupor came forth and approached the king, her arms half […]

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