by Steven M. Collins
Although little-known to modern readers, the ancient kingdom of Parthia played a key role in historical and Biblical events. It boasted one of the greatest kingdoms of the ancient world, and was the one empire that Rome actually feared. Just decades before the birth of Christ, its armies drove the Romans completely out of Palestine, Syria and Asia Minor, forcing the reigning King Herod to flee for his life. Who were the Parthians? In this book, exciting new research is presented proving a Semitic-Israelite connection and even a link to King David within the Parthian royal family. The names of Israelite tribes are also in evidence within the Parthian Empire. Another surprise: The cover of the book shows a cutaway diagram of an ancient Parthian direct current battery. A number of these batteries have been found, and this book documents the sensational discovery of electricity by the Parthians and examines its possible ancient uses.
Some of the events of Jesus Christ’s life become more understandable when they are examined in light of the politics that prevailed between Rome and Parthia at that time. One group of Parthian elites that chose Parthia’s emperors was called the “Magi” or “Wise Men.” A delegation of these high Parthian officials worshipped the young Jesus. You will enjoy the fascinating account of this mighty, but little-known empire that played an important role in the Biblical story! (Full color cover, over 100 maps and illustrations, 6 x 9 inches, 256 pages + xvi; 16 pages of indexes: persons, places, Scriptures.)