The Bible in Recent News

The Bible in Recent News

The Bible in recent news from around the web and the world:

  1. The use of the Bible in the inauguration of Philippine presidents.
  2. Was Noah’s Ark Shaped Like a Pyramid? Digitized Dead Sea Scrolls Reveal New Secrets.
  3. A rare 1701 Bible (Goral HaGra Edition) is going to auction in Amsterdam.
  4. The US state of Iowa’s governor called for a Bible-reading marathon across the state’s 99 counties. Some counties will feature uninterrupted readings of the entire Bible. Is it just me, or does this feel like a peculiarly American scenario?
  5. In Zimbabwe, a security guard has been fined for a stealing a Bible from a classroom.
  6. Bible-VR announces the launch of an all-new smartphone application that brings the stories of the Bible in 3D virtual reality. Contrary to the headline, it is not the first of its kind.
  7. Jesus-Centered Bible Receives Christian Retailing Best Award. Lest we forget that Bibles are designed and published with markets in mind, for better or worse (I think the latter).
  8. Battle of the Somme: Soldier’s life saved by spoon and Bible kept in his jacket pocket.

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