Message To Kings - A Biblical History Of Man

Synopsis

Message to Kings is a history podcast dedicated to telling a chronological Biblical history of man. The primary focus will be the Biblical events and characters of history supported with historical references and external events. Combining a story-telling style with an historical focus, Message to Kings strives to incorporate spiritual concepts, parallels, prophecies and practical applications from history to our world today.website: messagetokings.com

Episodes

  • 42BC: The Roman Civil War, the Rise of Herod, and the Assassination of Caesar

    42BC: The Roman Civil War, the Rise of Herod, and the Assassination of Caesar

    27/06/2020 Duration: 18min

    Civil War breaks out over the Roman Republic between Julius Caesar and the Republicans. Julius Caesar defeats Pompey and chases him to Egypt where he is saved by Herod, who receives great favor and honor. In this episode, we cover the Roman Civil War, the Rise of Herod and Caesar's eventual assassination. Matthew 1:16 www.messagetokings.com

  • 50BC: The Rise of Julius Caesar

    50BC: The Rise of Julius Caesar

    30/05/2020 Duration: 20min

    Julius Caesar forms the first triumvirate and partners with Crassus and Pompey and wins the consulship of Rome in 59BC. His actions during his consulship earn him many enemies. To avoid legal action, he takes on a proconsulship of Northern Italy and invades Gaul. In a campaign that will last eight years, he takes Gaul, modern France, for Rome. Meanwhile, the Parthians defeat Crassus and the Parthians advance towards Jerusalem and Herod rises in power. We conclude this episode with a comparison of the Roman quest for power to the humble state of our savior. Luke 2:25-37 Psalm 37:35-36 Galatians 5:19-26 www.messagetokings.com

  • 62BC: Pompey the Great and the Decline of the Hasmonean Kingdom

    62BC: Pompey the Great and the Decline of the Hasmonean Kingdom

    16/05/2020 Duration: 18min

    In this episode, we layer in the characters of the first triumpharant and the decline of the Hasmonean kingdom. Caesar rises in influence and bows his knee to ambition. Crassus destroys the armies of Spartacus and Pompey takes Hispania, Pontus, and Judah for Rome. www.messagetokings.com

  • Podcast Special: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - An Historical Response to the Deadly Pestilience

    Podcast Special: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - An Historical Response to the Deadly Pestilience

    30/03/2020 Duration: 19min

    In light of current events, we are pausing our standard broadcasts to give a Christian Historical response to the Coronavirus or COVID-19. Join us as we cover Biblical and historical examples of viruses and plagues and how David and others in the word have stood firm in the midst of these trials. Psalm 91:1-7 Philippians 4:8 2 Timothy 1:7 Romans 12:2 John 10:10 Numbers 16:48 Ezekiel 22:30 www.messagetokings.com

  • 80BC: Judas Maccabee to Julius Caesar

    80BC: Judas Maccabee to Julius Caesar

    24/02/2020 Duration: 13min

    In this episode, we cover the Hasmonean Kingdom and its first kings and we shift our accounts to cover the greater geopolitical scene. The Kingdom of Pontus is on the rise, the Seleucids are losing power and Rome faces its greatest internal threats with the fractious events between Marius and Sulla which provide the blueprint for the destruction of the Roman Republic. www.messagetokings.com

  • 161BC: The Maccabean Revolt Part II and the Alliance with Rome

    161BC: The Maccabean Revolt Part II and the Alliance with Rome

    26/01/2020 Duration: 13min

    Judas Maccabee counter-attacks and expands the Jewish borders, but the Seleucids keep coming. Year after year, war exhausts the nation and the people. Judas approves a treaty with Rome in order to prevent the invasions. Unfortunately, the treaty backfires and the Seleucids invade and Judas dies in battle and the Roman alliance remains. In this episode, we cover the start of the Hasmonean Kingdom and the Alliance with Rome. www.messagetokings.com

  • 164BC: The Maccabean Revolt and the History of Hanukkah

    164BC: The Maccabean Revolt and the History of Hanukkah

    23/12/2019 Duration: 13min

    Happy Hanukkah After a failed campaign against the Romans, Antiochus Epiphanes burns with anger and takes his anger out on the Jews. He defiles the temple and abuses the Jewish people which leads to an uprising. In this episode, we cover the revolt led by Judas Maccabee and his recapture of Jerusalem and the cleansing of the temple. Daniel 11:29-32 1 Book of Maccabees

  • 218BC: The Second Punic War

    218BC: The Second Punic War

    30/11/2019 Duration: 15min

    Upon the conclusion fo the First Punic War, Hamilcar Barca forces his son Hannibal to swear his vengeance on Rome. He gets his vengeance when he attacks Saguntum in Iberia, modern Spain. In turn, Rome declares war on Carthage and Hannibal marches on Rome. In this episode, we cover Hannibal's crossing of the Alps, the Battle of Cannae and the 2nd Punic War. www.messagetokings.com

  • 264BC: The First Punic War

    264BC: The First Punic War

    08/11/2019 Duration: 14min

    With the evacuation of Pyrrhus from the Italian Peninsula and Sicily, the inevitable conflict breaks out between Carthage and Rome. The conflict rages for over 20 years and the loss of life and naval forces only shows the great power, wealth and persistence of Rome and the inevitable destruction of the descendants of Jezebel.

  • 265BC: The Rise of the Roman Republic

    265BC: The Rise of the Roman Republic

    08/10/2019 Duration: 21min

    To the west, a powerful nation state was coming into being. In this episode, we cover the rise of the Roman Republic, the Samnite Wars, the innovation of the legions and the Wars with Pyrrhus. Daniel 2:31-43 www.messagetokings.com

  • 270BC: The Diadochi, the Library of Alexandria and the Septuagint

    270BC: The Diadochi, the Library of Alexandria and the Septuagint

    08/09/2019 Duration: 17min

    After the death of Alexander, four of his generals and their descendants split his empire. One of them, Ptolemy, founded a great library in Alexandria. The library had the goal of collecting all of the known literary works of Antiquity. One of their projects was the Septuagint, the translation of the Hebrew Old Testament scrolls into Greek. By the time of the New Testament, the Septuagint will become the scripture of choice for the New Testament writers. Daniel 8 www.messagetokings.com

  • 323BC: Alexander the Goat

    323BC: Alexander the Goat

    10/08/2019 Duration: 29min

    After the collapse of the Athenian Democracy, innovation moves north. In the state of Macedon, King Philip grows in power and innovates his military. He has a son whose name is Alexander and he is a genius. In a remarkably short amount of time, Alexander becomes King of Greece and invades Persia and becomes the Goat and first king of Daniel Chapter 8. Daniel 8:2-21

  • 404BC: The Golden Age of Greece, the Peloponnesian War and how Thucydides Saved America

    404BC: The Golden Age of Greece, the Peloponnesian War and how Thucydides Saved America

    04/07/2019 Duration: 22min

    How Thucydides Saved America The Golden Age of Greece is marked by great innovation. We cover a list of Greek accomplishments and the rise of Athens as the leading power in Greece leading into the Peloponnesian War and its devastating fall. Thucydides is our chief historian of the war and his histories educate future students of history on the lessons of the rise and fall of the first democracy. www.messagetokings.com

  • Programming Note

    Programming Note

    03/03/2019 Duration: 14min

    Upon completion of the Old Testament, we will be taking a break through June. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us at messagetokings@gmail.com. www.messagetokings.com

  •  432BC: The Prophet Malachi

    432BC: The Prophet Malachi

    03/03/2019 Duration: 14min

    Without a king, the Levitical priest becomes a target of corruption. Continuing the poor trend in the book of Ezra and Nehemiah, the Levites continue twisting the Law of Moses. Malachi concludes the Old Testament with the promise of John the Baptist and a day of judgment. The Book of Malachi Exodus 20:12 www.messagetokings.com

  • Nehemiah Audio Drama - The Aftershow

    Nehemiah Audio Drama - The Aftershow

    23/02/2019 Duration: 13min

    Join us for a special listener supported audio drama on Nehemiah and the Walls of Jerusalem Aftershow. Credits: John Gillis: Nehemiah Brett Heaston: Haniah, King Artaxerxes Jannel Heaston: King Artaxerxes' Wife Madelyn Heaston: Shallum, Elizabeth Russ Stewart: Captain Gersheb, Geshem Joshua Taylor: Hanun, Shemaiah, Sanballat, Trumpeteer, Messenger Mr Harris: Shallun Renee Harris: Shallun's Wife Simeon Harris: Simeon Dan Tomandl: Ezra, Tobiah Special Thanks to Ryan Amon of City of Fallen for his use of tracks from his Divinus Album on this podcast special.

  • Nehemiah Audio Drama - Part 3

    Nehemiah Audio Drama - Part 3

    16/02/2019 Duration: 15min

    Join us for a special listener supported audio drama on Nehemiah and the Walls of Jerusalem. Credits: John Gillis: Nehemiah Brett Heaston: Haniah, King Artaxerxes Jannel Heaston: King Artaxerxes' Wife Madelyn Heaston: Shallum, Elizabeth Russ Stewart: Captain Gersheb, Geshem Joshua Taylor: Hanun, Shemaiah, Sanballat, Trumpeteer, Messenger Mr Harris: Shallun Renee Harris: Shallun's Wife Simeon Harris: Simeon Dan Tomandl: Ezra, Tobiah Special Thanks to Ryan Amon of City of Fallen for his use of tracks from his Divinus Album on this podcast special.

  • Nehemiah Audio Drama - Part 2

    Nehemiah Audio Drama - Part 2

    03/02/2019 Duration: 13min

    Join us for a special listener supported audio drama on Nehemiah and the Walls of Jerusalem. Credits: John Gillis: Nehemiah Brett Heaston: Haniah, King Artaxerxes Jannel Heaston: King Artaxerxes' Wife Madelyn Heaston: Shallum, Elizabeth Russ Stewart: Captain Gersheb, Geshem Joshua Taylor: Hanun, Shemaiah, Sanballat, Trumpeteer, Messenger Mr Harris: Shallun Renee Harris: Shallun's Wife Simeon Harris: Simeon Dan Tomandl: Ezra, Tobiah Special Thanks to Ryan Amon of City of Fallen for his use of tracks from his Divinus Album on this podcast special.

  • Nehemiah Audio Drama - Part 1

    Nehemiah Audio Drama - Part 1

    27/01/2019 Duration: 17min

    Join us for a special listener supported audio drama on Nehemiah and the Walls of Jerusalem. Credits: John Gillis: Nehemiah Brett Heaston: Haniah, King Artaxerxes Jannel Heaston: King Artaxerxes' Wife Madelyn Heaston: Shallum, Elizabeth Russ Stewart: Captain Gersheb, Geshem Joshua Taylor: Hanun, Shemaiah, Sanballat, Trumpeteer, Messenger Mr Harris: Shallun Renee Harris: Shallun's Wife Simeon Harris: Simeon Dan Tomandl: Ezra, Tobiah Special Thanks to Ryan Amon of City of Fallen for his use of tracks from his Divinus Album on this podcast special.

  • 445BC: Nehemiah Part 2

    445BC: Nehemiah Part 2

    20/01/2019 Duration: 16min

    The work on the wall continues. Despite opposition and death threats on every side, Nehemiah pressed toward his great engineering work and completion. Remember me with favor, oh God. Nehemiah 4-12 John 14:12 www.messagetokings.com

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