Bible History – Why It Matters

Bible History ~ by Crystal Niehoff

When it comes to Bible history, some people might ask, “Why does it matter?” After all, the Bible is a religious book, not a history book, right?

Bible history why it matters is important to understanding life skills.

 If you take a closer look at the Bible, you will see that it is actually one of the most accurate historical documents of all time! In this blog post, we will discuss some of the reasons why studying Bible history is so important. We will also explore how the study of biblical history can help us to better understand God and His Word. 

Why is studying Bible history important?

One of the most important reasons to study Bible history is that it helps us to better understand the character and heart of God. When we read about the events that took place in biblical times, we can begin to see how sovereign and powerful God really is! We also see how He has always been faithful to His people, even when they have turned away from Him. This knowledge can give us hope and comfort when we face difficult times in our own lives.

Another reason why studying Bible history is so important is because it helps us to better understand the Bible itself. The Bible is not just a collection of religious stories – it is actually a historical document that was written over a period of 1500 years by more than 40 different authors! As we study the history behind the Bible, we can begin to see how all of its different parts fit together to tell one unified story. Reading through the pages of the Bible, one thing becomes clear- the Lord’s ultimate plan of restoration and redemption for those who call upon Him. This understanding can help us to apply the Bible’s teachings to our own lives in a much deeper way.

As Timothy tells us to do in 2 Timothy 3:14-17, “. . . continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of . . . and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

So don’t neglect the study of Bible history! It is essential for anyone who wants to understand the Bible more fully and grow closer to the Lord. If you have never studied biblical history before, now is the perfect time to start. There are many great resources available that can help you get started on your journey. 

History for Christian Teens Podcast

One great resource is the History for Christian Teens podcast and our series on the major figures and events of the Old Testament. This weekly podcast highlights a person, place, or event from Old Testament history. Then discusses what it all means in light of the Scripture, our measuring stick for all truth and knowledge, followed by how we, as Christians, can use our newfound wisdom and apply it to our own lives and grow in our relationship with the Lord. Learn more and subscribe by visiting HistoryforChristianTeens.com.

Don’t neglect the study of Bible history – it is essential for anyone who wants to grow closer to the Lord. And who knows, you might just find that you have a new passion for learning about the past!

About the author:

Crystal Niehoff is an Army chaplain’s wife, mom of five, and grandma to five. In the year 2000, Crystal and her family began their homeschooling journey, which continues with her oldest granddaughter. Previously a child welfare worker, and the former owner and CEO of Army Wife Network, Crystal also holds certifications as a birth and bereavement doula and chaplain. She hosts a weekly podcast for military homeschoolers, the Military Homeschool Podcast, and co-hosts History for Christian Teens, with her husband, Kevin.

 

Don’t Be a Nimrod

fw_037_shinejesus_tallDon’t Be a Nimrod! – Meredith Curtis

Don’t Be a Nimrod! – Meredith Curtis

Who is Nimrod anyway? Learn about this notorious leader, mighty hunter, and builder of the Tower of Babel. He is a great example of things what to avoid when making life decisions and leading others. Meredith Curtis loves uncovering exciting tidbits from the past. Ancient History and Scripture collide to pass on wisdom as we learn another Life Lesson from Ancient History.

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Show Notes

Genesis 10:6-10

Genesis 11:4

Who Was Nimrod?

Great-grandson of Noah, grandson of Ham, Son of Cush

Mighty hunter, Mighty one on earth, Mighty hunter before the Lord (Mighty means manly, vigorous, hero, champion, tyrant, trapping men by force into his new kingdom)

The name “Nimrod” means “We will revolt.”

“The beginning of Nimrod’s Kingdom”—Kingdom means rule, dominion, king kingship

Babel was part of Nimrod’s Kingdom

Where Was His Kingdom?

The beginning of Nimrod’s Kingdom was in the land of Shinar: Babel, Urek (Erech), Accad, and Calneh. Later he built Ninveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah, and Resen.

Quote from History of the World by Flavius Josephus

Don Landis, The Secrets of Ancient Man (Master Books) page 13

Babel is Satan’s counterfeit for God’s Kingdom

“Come let us”: The goal of Babel was unity, to stay together, disobeying God’s command to fill the earth

“Build a City” Political goals, organized, one-world government (repeated over and over in history)

“A Tower into Heaven” Tower would reach the heavens, be like God, enter the heavens themselves

“A Name for Ourselves” Instead of glorifying God, glorifying man, self, own reason, own discovery

Hungarian Legends about Nimrod

Nimrod’s Legacy

Nimrod did not just open himself up to the devil and sin against God, he urged and inspired others to fall away from God and serve satan. His sin affected others too.

Nimrod’s legacy is pride, death, destruction, and separation from God.

Life Lesson from Ancient History

God has a plan to build His Kingdom, His Church, spread His glory as the waters cover the sea.

God’s plan is for sovereign nations, not one world government

We don’t “climb up to God,” but God came down to us through Jesus

We live for the glory of God, He gets glory

Resources

Ancient History Cookbook by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc.Ancient History Timeline by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc.

Let's Have Our Own Archaeological Dig by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc.