July 6: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Acts 25. Paul stood trial before Festus, and Festus found that as the charges were all religious he suggested sending Paul to Jerusalem, but Paul Appealed to Caesar. To finalize the charges Paul then went before King Agrippa and client Queen Bernice (Festus could find nothing chargeable according to Roman Law on his own).

Ezra 1 begins with the end of the Babylonian captivity and Cyrus decree to rebuild the Temple. The people prepared to return to Jerusalem.

Ezra 2 lists the captives who returned to Jerusalem.

Ezra 3. Worship was restored in Jerusalem and the restoration of the Temple began to great rejoicing, but also weeping.

Ezra 4. There arose resistance to building the Temple, and the rebuilding of Jerusalem was successfully opposed (for a while).

May 14, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read one chapter in the Acts of the Apostles, and two chapters in 1 Kings.

May 14: Acts 25, 1 Kings 2, 1 Kings 3, (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 25.  Paul stood trial before Festus, and Festus found that as the charges were all religious he suggested sending Paul to Jerusalem, but Paul Appealed to Caesar. To finalize the charges Paul then went before King Agrippa and client Queen Bernice (Festus  could find nothing chargeable according to Roman Law on his own).

1 Kings 2. David gave his final instructions to Solomon, to whom he should show kindness and to whom he should not, and then David died. Solomon Executed Adonijah, exiled Abathar, executed Joab and Shimel, and showed kindness to the ones that had helped David. The kingdom was then firmly secured as Solomon’s.

1 Kings 3. Solomon Requested wisdom,and got it as well as great riches. Solomon then showcased his wise judgment.

May 14, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles, and two chapters in 1 Kings.

May 14: Acts 25, 1 Kings 2, 1 Kings 3, (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 25.  Paul stood trial before Festus, and Festus found that as the charges were all religious he suggested sending Paul to Jerusalem but Paul Appealed to Caesar. To finalize the charges Paul then went before King Agrippa and client Queen Bernice (Festus  could find nothing chargeable according to Roman Law on his own).

1 Kings 2. David gave his final instructions to Solomon, to whom he should show kindness and to whom he should not, and then David died. Solomon Executed Adonijah, exiled Abathar, executed Joab and Shimel, and showed kindness to the ones that had helped David. The kingdom was then firmly Solomon’s.

1 Kings 3. Solomon Requests wisdom,and got it as well as great rices. Solomon then showed his wise judgment.

Acts 25, Paul on Trial before Festus, Paul Appeals to Caesar, Trial before Agrippa.

Acts 25, Paul on Trial before Festus, Paul Appeals to Caesar, Trial before Agrippa.

The original Greek manuscripts indeed mentioned Augustus. Augustus himself died long before this, but his name invoked the highest reverence, and became a synonym for the Emperor, as was Caesar.