Who were the Medes?

10th April, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 2 Comments

The Medes lived in Mesopotamia in around 55o BC. This people group dwelt in individual city states that formed a confederation that historians call the Median Empire. It was a large empire stretching from Asia Minor across the wideness of Mesopotamia and to the borders of India. Though the Medes controlled a great amount of territory, no one knows for sure what they called their empire. Historians have named the empire the Median Empire because the Medes lived there. But, the Medes didn’t write down much of their history (at least very little has been found by modern archeologists), so we don’t really know for certain.

As I reflected upon this thought, I was amazed that we know so much about the Hebrews. By the time of Abraham, about 2100 BC, the Bible records a thorough story of Abraham and his children. Abraham’s story is an integral part of God’s story. God makes a covenant with Abraham, one that reaches down through history and affects us today. God was careful that His story was recorded with perfect accuracy. There’s no question what happened to Abraham’s ancestors from that time onward.

We know little about the Medes; we aren’t perfectly sure what they called their kindgom. On the other hand, we know so much about the history of Isarel. Why the difference? God was the covenant God of the people of Israel. He wanted to record for all time and for all people how He meticulously worked out the Plan of Redemption for those He loved. Don’t we have an amazing God!



June 22nd, 2011 at 12:04 am    

I just got God’s great covenant part 1 and 2 for my 1st and 2nd grader. We are excited to start.

Claire Larsen

June 22nd, 2011 at 1:15 am    

Great! Let me know what you think and any suggestions you have. I really like to hear from parents who use the God’s Great Covenant curriculum.

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