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Remains of a Road from the time of ancient Rome

Remains of a Roman Road

The Bloodstream of the Roman Empire

The Roman road was the bloodstream of the empire. Merchants paid taxes to Rome on all their transactions, and they needed the roads to carry their goods to an ever-widening market. Legionnaires marched upon them swiftly gaining efficient access to battle. In a sense, the roads were funding and facilitating Roman expansion.

A Higher Purpose

Yet God had a higher purpose. A new kind of merchant would soon be traversing the entire Mediterranean area, not one who transports his treasure to the city marketplace, but one who is a treasure, and who carries true riches, - not to sell, but to give away freely. The transforming good news of Godís forgiveness through Jesus the Messiah was imbedded into the hearts of the Apostles and early believers, and God prepared those roads for them to walk upon and lead others into His path. A new kind of soldier would be running these well built thoroughfares to fight, - not flesh and blood, but a spiritual warfare that would liberate entire civilizations from the bondage of Satanís tyrannical oppression and coercion, to a Kingdom ruled by love, service and willing devotion.

The Road - A Metaphor of Life's Journey

Throughout history Ďthe roadí has provided an excellent metaphor for lifeí s journey. With amazement, we can look back over the winding grades of difficulty, the narrow pass of opportunity, the choice between security or adventure, when our road divided and we had to make the call. Yes, all roads led to Rome, specifically the Forum, in the ancient empire of old, where an Emperor judged the players in the arena for their conduct before him. Our personal road will eventually and inevitably cease at the throne of Almighty God. It is He who must judge our travel upon this earth, in the blinding glory of His eternal justice. Compelled by His love, He placed sinís damning penalty upon His Own Son, instead of us, so that we could freely receive the "thumbs up!" from Him who loves us beyond all measure.

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Biblical Geography - Jerusalem and the World of the Bible

Table of Contents

Biblical Geography

Israel - The Center of the World

Season and Months in Israel

Jerusalem Fashioned for a King

The Influence of the Mediterranean Sea

Ancient Roman Roads

The Fertile Crescent

Ur of the Chaldees

Helpful Bible Maps

The Land of Assyria

The Land of Israel

The Land of Babylon

The Land of Persia

The Land of Egypt

The Land of Rome

The Land of Greece

The Land of Ancient Peoples