June 26, 2015 Steve Sabz
Mid-Level Solar Flare (Photo by NASA)

Mid-Level Solar Flare (Photo by NASA)

Scorching heat afflicts Samaritans, Romans slay 11,600

June 26, 67 A.D.  Jerusalem

Samaritan fighters retreat to their holy mountain (John 4:20-21), Mount Gerizzim , where they are surrounded by Roman armies. Vespasian considers venturing up the mountain but instead instructs Cerealis, the commander of the fifth legion, to wait it out. Record high temperatures (Revelation 16:8-9) that day caused them to become "inflamed with a violent heat"  at top of the mountain. Some died, others surrendered to the Romans. Cerealis went up the mountain and offered the dehydrated and heat-stricken Samaritans conditions of peace. Unfortunately, they stubbornly refused and as a result, the remaining 11,600 were killed. Recall when Jesus declared the Gospel to a woman in Samaria 37 years earlier, and as a result, "Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him..." (John 4:39-42).


  This article is an excerpt from the author's book  END TIME REWIND  

Steve Sabz

Steve Sabz

Born again (John 3:3, 1 Peter 1:23) on August 8th 1988, Steve Sabz is a professional educator with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from William Paterson University,  where he also completed Graduate level courses in Human Physiology and Endocrinology. Currently, Steve is pursuing a Master of Arts in Systematic Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.  Steve founded Science and Bible Research in March 2014 with the goal of edifying the Christian through Science and Bible research in the areas of culture, faith, and reason. In the past, he faithfully served in church outreach ministries such as teaching English as a second language, playing guitar in worship bands, Scripture assembly projects, and inviting people within the local community to hear the good news of the risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In an effort to grow in the knowledge and grace of the Messiah, Steve successfully completed over 100 hours of Association of Christian Schools International-approved lecture courses in Principles of Biblical Interpretation, Doctrine of the End Times, Bible Survey (I - IV), Systematic Theology (I - IV), Apologetics (I & II), Church History (I - VI), Biblical Theology of Covenants, Doctrine of Election, Doctrine of Assurance, Doctrine of the Trinity, and Logic of Creation from Ligonier Ministries.  Steve is also the author of Evolution's Complexity Problem: See How Evolution Falls Apart At Its Beginning and End Time Rewind: An Exploration In Bible Prophecy And The Fate Of The World.