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Robert Greenberger.  When Montezuma Met Cortés: The True Story of the Meeting that Changed History.  New York, NY: Ecco, January 15th 2019. 560 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

What if everything you heard about the Conquistor Hernando Cortés and the Aztec emperor Montezuma was incorrect?  This book is a work of superb historical scholarship that goes against the grain of mainstream narrative that often glorify Cortés.  In peeling back the myth we get closer to the truth of what actually happened in history between Cortés and the Aztecs. This book makes a strong case of how people even today have not look at him and his claims critically enough even by those who teach history.

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The year is about to be over.  A few days ago I wrote a post “What is your favorite post that you wrote in 2019?” and I mentioned that your favorite post you wrote might not be your top posts.  Now for this post I do want to talk about the top 10 posts for Veritas Domain.

Our blog focuses a lot on the Bible, the Christian worldview, theology and apologetics.  We also write on practical matters such as marriage, devotionals and the church.  Then there’s book reviews on the above subjects in addition to reviews of books on history and for kids.

I’m thankful for all of you who reblogged our posts and shared them across various social media.  We hit two milestone this year.  See Blog Milestone: 1.5 Million Views and Blog Milestone: 1.6 Million Views.

Below is our top posts written in 2019.

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Dale Ralph Davis. Slogging Along in the Paths of Righteousness: Psalms 13-24.  Ross-Shire, UK: Christian Focus Publications, March 20, 2016. 192 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster | Amazon

Are you looking for a devotional commentary on selected Psalms?  Here is a work covering Psalm 13 through 24 written by Dale Ralph Davis, a Pastor and Professor of the Old Testament with Reformed Theological Seminary at Jackson, Mississippi.  The book is under two hundred pages covering twelves Psalms which makes it manageable in size in terms of one chapter per Psalm that can be read in one sitting.

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This Sunday before Church I want to encourage you to do the following:  Share your application from the preaching.

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Here’s a doctoral dissertation that Southern Seminary has made available titled “An Argument from Sublime Literature: How Language, Beauty, and Literature Point Toward the Existence of God.”  This is a treat for those into apologetics!  The dissertation was written by Daniel Blackaby and was completed on November 7th, 2018.  Its neat to see his dissertation is available online for free.

Here’s an abstract:

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Bible Contradiction: From what were the animals created?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

From water

Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” (Genesis 1:20)

From out of the ground

Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.” (Genesis 2:19)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

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2019 is about to be over.  A question for bloggers: What is your favorite post that you wrote for 2019?

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