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Heart-Shield Bible

The "Heart-Shield Bible” was made to fit in the front pocket of soldier’s uniforms during World War II.

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Tagged: soldier, WW2, gold, Bible

Hanukkah

#ArtifactoftheDay This coin is from the reign of Antiochus VIII, who came after Antiochus IV, but was a part of the same dynasty. Hanukkah is the “Festival of Lights.”

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Funerary Text Egypt

Artifact of the Day: Papyrus fragment with text written in hieratic, a cursive form of hieroglyphs, dating between 400-30 BC in Egypt.

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Bono and the Psalms

U2’s Bono wrote “Gloria” in the 1980’s, and over the years ten or more other songs with biblical references—many from the Psalms, in Yahweh, Beautiful Day and Grace.

Tagged: Bono, U2, psalms, Bible

Desmond Tutu: Shaping History (born on October 7, 1931)

Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu, who has turned 85, has significantly shaped history by bringing an end to apartheid in South Africa in 1994.