We often separate Biblical history from secular history as if these historical figures lived in separate universes. But that is just not the case, these men and woman lived along side each other.
In reality, it is all world history.
Its all part of The Story of Liberty. But for most of us, history has not been taught this way. It has not been integrated.
Some examples of interesting figures who lived just decades apart include: Joshua and King Tut; Ruth and Helen of Troy; Daniel and Aesop; Ezekiel and Buddha; and Nehemiah and Socrates.
The study of early civilizations should include King Wu of China and Asoka of India as well as King David, Julius Caesar, and Xerxes of Persia.
Imagine learning their stories back to back in the order they happened! Why do we need to imagine this? Because most of us where taught they did not exist together and instead in separate universes. We learned about these historical people in separate places as well.- school and church.
When the reality is, they existed in history together. They are all part of the Story of Liberty. For most of us, it’s an illuminating experience.
When teaching our kids history- It would be a very good idea indeed to teach them all of it and not just the state selected material.
The schools teach about the Pharaohs, and that is not considered “teaching religion in school,” even though we teach their cultures and religious practices.
However, try and include King David in the mix and all of a sudden the protests of “separation of church and state” begin to materialize.
Something is very wrong here.