Moses, Herodotus, and History

The Holy Spirit can and does intervene in order to assist Christian historians to do their work more effectively. God does not expect Christian historians to be omniscient. He understands that they need assistance in order to do their work faithfully. The humanist historian has no faith in such a personalized source of truth. This has always been true of humanist historians. Classical Greeks believed in minor divinities known as the muses. One of the muses was memory. But the muses confined themselves to poetry. They were of no assistance to would-be historians. That is why there were so few historians in classical Greece. Basically, there were only two of note: Herodotus and Thucydides. Humanistic historians have long regarded them as the originators of historiography. That is because they do not take Moses and the prophets seriously. Moses and the prophets appealed to God as the source of memory. Herodotus and Thucydides did not.

The Biblical Structure of History: Conclusion to Part 3
Gary North

It is to be expected that Establishment Humanists regard Herodotus and Thucydides as the authors of history: they have a quiet but bone-deep contempt for those who hold God to be the Source of Truth, after all.

Christians are not to follow in the ways of the enemies of God.

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