The Assyrian Empire was expanding both in territory and brutality toward the beginning of the eighth century b.c., but entered a strange period of relative silence and peace for about 40 years following the preaching of Jonah in the great capital city of Nineveh. For more free resources please visit www.brucegore.com.
Beginning with ancient Sumer in Mesopotamia, and finishing with the Roman world of the New Testament, this wide ranging series of lectures will acquaint the student with the major personalities and civilizations that comprise the context of the biblical story. The stories of the Bible take on rich meaning as they are understood against the backdrop of the great events of the ancient world.
This series of lectures will serve as a companion to the textbook by Bruce, which goes by the same title.