I saw the final cover art for Story of the
Ancient World yesterday. It is going to be beautiful. We are finishing
the index, and we anticipate shipping the books to all who preordered
the final two weeks in August. I appreciate everyone’s patience, I do
hope the final result will be worth the wait. It is an ancient history
book unlike any other; part Old Testament history book, but with the
history of Egypt and Assyria and all the rest so woven in that the
histories of these other empires help illuminate Biblical history, as
the Biblical history illuminates and makes sense of their history.
Some of the history I discovered was a topic of hot debate among
scholars pre- Darwin. It appears that the acceptance of Darwin and long
ages to civilization silenced that debate. But the history the authors
of antiquity told, which in every instance affirmed creation, flood,
and dispersal from Babel, and what that meant for Biblical history, was
an area of study that was making convincing progress in setting forth a
unified history of the ancient world, pre- Darwin.
But the understanding of creation science and creation history was the
missing puzzle piece to the debate, which the scholarship of the last
thirty years among the folks at ICR and AiG have provided. I was in a
unique position, having inherited some of these pre- Darwin histories
of the ancient world based on the ancient authors from my grandfather, and
also having access to AiG’s complete library of creation science and
history. The publication of Ussher’s Annals in English was the final
key, which provided the chronology to marry the two.
While the book is being printed, and we are waiting for its arrival, we
will be posting chapters and making the links active at the Ancient
World page, and I also hope to begin posting here some of the
surprising things I learned about the history of the ancient world in
the course of writing this book. Not everything I learned could be
included in a book for grammar stage children, of course, so there will
be quite a bit to post that will not overlap.