Friday, February 1, 2008

Fertile Crescent.........

I have been reading a book called "The Conquest of Civilization" By James Henry Breasted. Its an older book and very interesting. The author is well known for his excellent chapter on Egypt. I am still currently reading it; and I am on Western Asia: Babyonia. Its talking about the very beginning (of civilization). I have also been reading and studying the Bible at the same time. So much history is happening! It is so amazing to learn all of this! I learned a lot of this in school, but not this detailed...... I also think it is very important to know your geography and history when studying the Bible. This did happen...........! And we didn't just magically acquire the Bible! People lived and breathed in whole different time! I love history!!!!!!!  :) 


Davene said...

I too love history, and this book sounds really interesting. It actually reminds me a lot of the studies I did in Israel, about geography and how that relates to the Bible. Fascinating! (At least, to me...) :)

Good for you for reading such "meaty" stuff!!!

The Nester said...

I might have to get this book!

Has anyone ever told you that you would make a great home school mom?