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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Ben Franklin: Merchant of the Holy Bible




Recently discovered advertisement shows Benjamin Franklin as one of the top Bible merchants in early colonial Philadelphia history. Hear about this piece, the Franklin press that it was printed on, AND his personal thoughts on the Holy Bible.

Lecture Podcast:
Ben Franklin: Bible Merchant



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You may also: (a) Download the MP3 File (12 MB / 12 minutes)

Go to Web Page for Photographs and additional resources: CLICK HERE

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Coming in April 2020


I noticed that I didn't have a post for March of 2020. So I thought -- on March 31st, no less -- that I should put one in place. I do not think that I ever missed a month since beginning this Wonders of the Bible blog ... but as many of you throughout the world are painfully aware, it has been one of the most challenging months in world history. With Covid-19 in the news, and in our lives daily, please (1) keep the faith; (2) follow all guidelines; and (3) stay positive and productive.

I do have a podcast and web page coming up for April and, in fact, it is in place today. I will post the podcast here in the next day or two. I won't say what it is, or what it is about, since I don't want the search engines to pick up this post instead of the upcoming one.

Here I am holding in my hand what the podcast will be about. Stay tuned, and learn all about this most interesting piece of Bible history ephemera.

Happy Birthday today to Mrs. D.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Jane Aitken Philadelphia Printer




Jane Aitken, Philadelphia printer and bookbinder, was the first woman to print the Holy Bible in America. Listen to the latest podcast to learn more about her life and times:

Lecture Podcast:
Jane Aitken Bible Printer



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You may also: (a) Download the MP3 File (12 MB / 12 minutes)

Go to Web Page for Photographs and additional resources: CLICK HERE

Friday, February 28, 2020

Billy Graham Record for Teens



Here we have a Billy Graham plastic record titled: "Billy Graham Answers Teen-Agers Questions". I am not certain of the year, but my guess is that it is probably early to mid 1960's. Questions to Mr. Graham include:

  • How can a teenager witness for Christ?
  • What about dating and going steady?
  • What about prayer habits and daily devotions? Are they necessary for a teenager?
  • How can I know the will of God for my life?
... and other questions.

I have not played the record, but it would be interesting to see if there is a recording of it online somewhere (or, if not, to put one here).

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Do It Now! Christian Ephemera


An antique evangelism card from the early- to mid- 1900's. Part of the Wonders of the Bible large collection of Christian ephemera.