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Thursday, July 25 2013
Genesis 5: From Adam To Noah
"This is the book of the generations of Adam"
The fifth chapter of Genesis provides a genealogy of the line of humanity from the creation of the first humans to the man through whom all humanity would begin again - Noah (see also The LORD's Seed Covenants With The Two Men Of Iraq). It was during that antediluvian ("before the deluge") world that humans had the great potential lifespans with which they were originally created - hundreds of years ("all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years"), whereas after the Flood, the LORD (see The Kingdom Of The LORD God) limited human lifespan to 120 years (see the Fact Finder question below to understand what determines human longevity - and how it makes life itself possible).
"5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam [see Adam and Adamah; also Genesis 2: Peace In The Garden and Genesis 3: The Sin Of The Garden]. In the day that God created man [see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word], in the likeness of God made he him; 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
Fact Finder: What determines human longevity? What makes human physical life possible at all?
This Day In History, July 25
213: The first historic mention of the Alemanni, when the Romans attacked them (the Roman Empire was by then in decline; see The Politics Of Rome and A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars). In later decades their pressure on the Roman provinces became severe. By the late fifth century they had expanded into Alsace and northern Switzerland, thus making those regions German-speaking. In 496 they were conquered by Clovis and incorporated into his Frankish dominions. The French and Spanish words for Germany are derived from their name. Eventually, they became the "Holy Roman Empire," of which the full official name was the "Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation" (see The Holy Roman Empire).
285: Diocletian appointed Maximian as co-Emperor.
306: Constantine I was proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
315: The Arch of Constantine was completed near the Colosseum at Rome to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).
325: The Council of Nicea closed. Regarded as the first "ecumenical council," its 300 attending Church of Roman bishops (of which at the time the bishop of Rome was still just one of the bishops; it was the Roman Emperor Constantine who created the Papacy for his local bishop at Rome; listen to our Sermon Constantine's Papacy) drafted the Nicene Creed and fixed the formula for observing the Roman Empire's "Easter Sunday," the Satanic counterfeit of the true Biblical Passover (see Why Observe The True Sabbath? and When Is The LORD's Day? to understand what truly happened during that week of Passover; see also The Two Sabbaths Of Passover Week).
864: The Edict of Pistres, by Charles the Bald, ordered defensive measures against the Viking invaders.
1139: At the battle of Ourique, Alfonso Henriques defeated the Moors and became Alfonso I of Portugal.
1261: Constantinople was recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Alexios Strategopoulos, thereby re-establishing the Byzantine Empire.
1394: Charles VI issued a decree for the general expulsion of Jews from France.
1554: Queen Mary I of England married Philip II of Spain at Winchester.
1564: Maximilian II, king of Hungary and Bohemia, became Holy Roman Emperor on the death of Ferdinand I.
1588: The third of 3 encounters of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada. After the severe mauling by the Royal Navy (with battle commanders such as Francis Drake, John Hawkins, Martin Frobisher, Richard Grenville and Lord Sheffield) what remained of the Pope's "invincible" armada that had been sent to invade Britain limped back home. Of the over 130 battle ships sent by the pope, 68 were on the bottom of the sea. The English lost not a single ship in battle.
1593: Henry IV of France converted from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism (not a difficult task because their antichrist doctrines are the same; see Antichristians and Is Your Religion Your Religion?).
1603: James VI of Scotland was crowned as James I of England, thereby unifying the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland (the King James Version of the Holy Bible is named after him).
1666: The English fought the Dutch in the second naval battle of the Foreland.
1689: King Louis XIV of France declared war on Britain.
1712: The Protestant cantons led by Berne defeated the Catholic cantons at the Battle of Villmergen, ending the religious wars in Switzerland.
1787: British explorer George Dixon named the Queen Charlotte Islands after the wife of George III.
1797: British naval commander Horatio Nelson's right arm was shattered by grapeshot during an assault on Tenerife. The injured arm was amputated later.
1799: The Battle of Aboukir. Napoleon's last victory during his occupation of Egypt, fought with his 7,700 Army of Egypt against an Ottoman Turkish force of 18,000 which were sent to drive out the French. Ottoman / Turkish (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire) losses were 2,000 killed in battle, 10,000 killed or drowned trying to escape, and 3,000 captured; French casualties totalled 900.
1814: The Battle of Lundy's Lane, the bloodiest battle of the War of 1812 (1812-1814). U.S. invasion forces encountered British infantry and Canadian militia just west of Niagara Falls, Ontario. After a furious 24-hour firefight, the invaders retreated, with both of their commanding generals (Winfield Scott and Jacob Brown) severely wounded. It was one of the bloodiest battles of the war, and one of the deadliest battles ever fought on Canadian soil. It was the last invasion of Canada, by any country, to this day.
1909: Louis Bleriot made the first crossing of the English Channel by air, flying his monoplane from Les Baraques, near Calais, to Dover.
1925: The Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) was established.
1929: Pope Pius XI became the first pope to leave the Vatican since the fall of the Papal States in 1870 (see also The Struggle For The Papacy).
1934: Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss was assassinated in Vienna by Nazis (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1943: Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini was overthrown in a coup.
1956: The transatlantic liners Stockholm and Andrea Doria collided off the New England coast. A massive rescue mission managed to save all but 51 of the 1,668 passengers.
1978: The world's first "test-tube baby," Louise Joy Brown, was born at Oldham General Hospital, Lancashire, England.
1979: In accordance with signed peace treaties, a further section of the Israeli-captured Sinai Peninsula was given to Egypt by Israel.
2000: An Air France Concorde airliner crashed on takeoff in Paris, killing all 100 passengers, 9 crew, and 4 people on the ground. One of the Concorde's tires and a full fuel tank were punctured after hitting a piece of metal on the runway that had fallen off of another airliner that had just taken off. It was the first crash of one of the supersonic airliners, however investigations revealed design vulnerabilities that resulted in the Concordes being taken out of service permanently.
2010: Wikileaks published classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history. None of those who committed the war crimes revealed in the documents were investigated or prosecuted, while those who reported the crimes to the public were imprisoned.