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Friday, April 20, 2018

John 3:16 Computer Punch Card

John 3:16 -- "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son…" Here we have a very early data storage media: the "punch card". The use of these cards can date back to the 19th century, although the one pictured here probably dates to the early computers of the 1950's or 1960's. The card contains part of the Bible verse of John 3:16. You can see it typed on the top of the card. It was created on a modern-day web site that allows you to make vintage punch cards for novelty. I started Wonders of the Bible so that Christians around the world would be able to see things that they would not see otherwise. To see how art, science and technology have been used to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God Bless You Today … and Every Day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Christian poster / cinderella stamp

Christian "poster" stamp (1940's). Also known as "Cinderella" stamps by collectors, these stamps were not issued by any government for postal use. They would be issued by private organizations (religious or otherwise), and people would use them on the backs of envelopes as a visual enhancement. For many people, paper items such as these were simply thrown away. However, I have always enjoyed collecting paper based "throw aways", also known as "ephemera". I believe that these seemingly unimportant items document the history of Christianity just as authentically as the more important items found in museums. Sometimes even more so! God Bless You ... Today and Every Day! AND -- Let others see the Love of Jesus Christ in all that you do today!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Documenting American Christianity with 3D Technologies

1800's Church Camp Meeting: WOTB holds one of the finest collections of 3D stereographs from the 1800's. Many of the 3D stereo photographs are one of a kind, since they were taken by independent 19th century photographers at the scene. Here we see an early "Camp Meeting" gathering of our Christian brothers and sisters. Probably mid 1800s. I am digitizing the stereoviews, so that they can be viewed via 3D 4K-UHD autostereoscopic monitors (3D without wearing 3D glasses). *** God Bless You -- Today and Every Day! ***

Jesus Christ Superstar 1973

1973 Jesus Christ Superstar. Some people have the LP record album (1970), some people have the CD, MP3, or DVD. Not many people have what you see here today: Super 8mm technicolor FILM with sound (inset shows film reel). Some claimed a few questionable Biblical interpretations, so there was (and remains) controversy. With that being said, love it or not, Jesus Christ Superstar remains a part of the Christian pop culture landscape of the decade of the 1970's (and beyond). God Bless You Today -- and Every Day! AND remember: Jesus Loves YOU!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Begat by Irv Docktor

A very unique part of my Wonders of the Bible collection is its Christian- based photoluminescent and fluorescent art works (art that reacts to the ultra violet part of the visible spectrum). Here we have a 1967 art work by Irv Docktor, a very famous illustrator. It is printed in both regular inks and fluorescent inks. It lights up when illuminated with UV light (I photographed it here with a combination of both regular and ultra violet light.) The title of the piece is "Begat", as in the Bible: "Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob". I look forward to sharing more with all of you during the upcoming year. May God Bless You and Yours -- Today … and Every Day! AND … Love one another as Jesus Christ loves you!