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Dagon the Fish-God of the Philistines

Colossal Statue of Rameses II at Abu-Simbel

Ancient Palaces, Halls, Stairways, and Gateways

Reconstructions & Sketches of the Ancient World

Reconstruction Sketch of the Ziggurat at Ur

Hall of a Hundred Columns Relief Persepolis

Ancient Seas, Rivers, Mountains, Hills, and Valleys

Ancient Mummies, Sarcophagus, Tombs, and Ossuaries

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

Ancient Seas, Rivers, Mountains, Hills, and Valleys

Pompeii Illustration Rolling Up a Sail

Ancient Tombs, Death and the Afterlife

Assyrian King Trods the Neck of His Enemy

Prisoners Under an Egyptian Kings Footstool

Army of Sennacherib Attacking a City

Plan of Abdon Reconstruction. Khirbet Adben

Persian Archers at Palace of Darius I

Ancient Ziggurats, Pyramids, and Temples

Reconstruction Sketch of the Temple of Marduk, Babylon

Paintings and Sketches by Bjanikka Ben, Galina Nelson, Maliyah Weston and more

Ancient Patriarchs Clothing in the Time of Abraham

Greek Temple Ruins – Aphrodisias in Turkey

Ancient Buildings, Walls, Towers and Gates

Ancient Asians and Philistines Chained

Reconstruction of the Sumerian Oval Temple at Khafaje

Ancient Hittite Soldiers from Carchemish

Palace of Tiglath Pileser at Nineveh

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The Name Jesus in Ancient Hebrew Script

Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost! Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

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First Century Jerusalem Synagogue Stone

Ancient Ziggurats, Pyramids, and Temples

Ancient Architecture, Buildings, Walls, Towers, and Gates

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.

Ancient Palaces, Halls, Stairways, and Gateways

Sketch of Nebuchadnezzars City of Babylon

Luxor – Amun Cult Center near Karnak

In the ancient world there wasnt electricity like today, in fact the inside of a home was about as dim as a 40-watt light bulb. In the earliest of times lamps were stone bowls filled with animal fat. They would float a wick of twisted plant fibers. Later the bowls were made of pottery filled with olive oil. Most homes would contain several oil lamps because olive oil was in abundance and therefore not expensive. There was also an oven that provided a little bit of light, but the oil lamps were the main source of light in every home. Ancient lamps were oval shaped, and flat on top. They actually had small bowls on one end, with the other end pinched real tight which formed a groove to hold the cotton or flax wick. One end of the wick would even float in the olive oil. Some of the lamps had a lid over the bowl. They were usually made of clay, but the more expensive lamps were made of bronze and sometimes even of gold. Some of these were very beautiful and would contain very elaborate decorations, and many Roman lamps had images of their gods.

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