The dream of a statue described in Daniel 2 provides an insight into the nature of the great Gentile empires that would span the time from Daniel to the coming of Messiah. Most prominent among the empires was the last of them, described as iron mixed with clay, an apt representation of the Roman world into which the Messiah was born, and during which the Christian movement began. 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.