Scripture teaches that “faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone” (Jas. 2:17). The epistle of James generates much thinking and discussion regarding works and salvation. An elderly missionary said, I did not receive
We live in a culture that is deteriorating partly because of its loss of a moral standard. Since its inception, Christianity has provided a true moral standard by promoting and being committed to the biblical
The entry this week focuses on the trials and afflictions of believers. Often these times turn out to be blessings in disguise. In the very beginning of his epistle, James described his relationship to the
There are three kings designated by this name in Scripture. (1.) “The father of Darius the Mede, mentioned in Dan. 9:1. This was” “probably the Cyaxares I. known by this name in profane history,” the king of Media and the conqueror of Nineveh. “(2.) The king mentioned in Ezra 4:6, probably the Cambyses of “profane history, the son and successor of Cyrus (B.C. 529).” “(3.) The son of Darius Hystaspes, the king named in the Book of “Esther. He ruled over the kingdoms of Persia, Media, and” “Babylonia, “from India to Ethiopia.” This was in all probability” “the Xerxes of profane history, who succeeded his father Darius” (B.C. 485). In the LXX. version of the Book of Esther the name Artaxerxes occurs for Ahasuerus. He reigned for twenty-one years “(B.C. 486-465). He invaded Greece with an army, it is said, of” “more than 2,000,000 soldiers, only 5,000 of whom returned with” “him. Leonidas, with his famous 300, arrested his progress at the” “Pass of Thermopylae, and then he was defeated disastrously by” Themistocles at Salamis. It was after his return from this invasion that Esther was chosen as his queen.
Definition of Ahasuerus: “prince; head; chief”
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