Roman 15:14 of the Bible
"For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."
History is the study of the past and historians attempts to understand it through research, study and explanations. History teaches us what it means to be human, highlighting the great achievements and disastrous errors of the human race. By understanding where we have come from, we can better understand who we are. With each generation adding its own chapters to history while reinterpreting and finding new things in those chapters already written, history helps us understand the way things were, the ways things are and provide us with the means to consider how we might approach the future.