God instructed the Israelites to divide themselves by tribes on Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal to pronounce blessings and curses, providing lessons for us.
Herod the Great played a large role in shaping the world into which Jesus was born. His reign had a lasting influence on the cultures of Judea, Samaria, and Galilee.
The Inter-Testamental period, approximately 400 years between the time of Malachi and Matthew, was a time of intense political and intellectual fermentation.
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