1920's: This striking pen and ink poster was created by Dr. E. J. Pace (born 1880), a Christian artist of many such illustrations. He and his wife Cornelia were missionaries to the Philippines in the early 1900's. He later became very well known for his work, which is still considered very collectible today in the 21st century. This particular poster is part of my Wonders of the Bible collection. It contains two Bible verses: (1) "Look unto Me, and be ye saves, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else." from Isaiah 45:22; and (2) "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." from Acts 4:12. This poster is not as common as many of his others. Remember, even a simple pen was considered a "high-tech" instrument at one point in time. Not to mention the technology needed to put illustrations to print for mass reproduction. Then there is the actual physics behind the mechanics of a printing press. We take these things for granted today, but Jesus Christ has always called men and women of science and technology -- and will continue to call men and women of science and technology -- until his return.
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Biblical Artifact: 3-D Laser Hologram of King Hazael.
2 Kings 8:7-15: And Elisha came to Damascus; and Benhadad the king of Syria was sick; and it was told him, saying, The man of God is come hither.
And the king said unto Hazael, Take a present in thine hand, and go, meet the man of God, and enquire of the Lord by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Benhadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit the Lord hath shewed me that he shall surely die.
And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.
And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child.
And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The Lord hath shewed me that thou shalt be king over Syria.
So he departed from Elisha, and came to his master; who said to him, What said Elisha to thee? And he answered, He told me that thou shouldest surely recover.
And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead.
** This laser hologram is of a 3-D printed Ivory inlay of (most likely) Hazael, King of Aram Damascus (King of Syria). He reined from approx. 842-805 BC. The original is held in the collection of the Louvre, Paris, France. The hologram was shot in my laser holography studio / laboratory. This was a proof of concept project to show how ancient Biblical artifacts can be recorded as 3-dimensional laser holograms, during archaeological field work. The completed holograms can then be used to exhibit the recorded artifacts anywhere at anytime. Since holography is the most realistic 3D recording method known today (up to 10,000 lines per millimeter resolution), the recorded objects cannot be distinguished from the real objects in many cases.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Christian 3D Research: This 1st century Christian clay jar (lower right) was recorded using two technologies of the future: 3DHD digital auto- stereoscopic imaging (lower left; shot in my studio); and a 3-dimensional laser hologram recorded onto photopolymer emulsion on glass plate (upper center; shot in my laser holography laboratory). Both of these technologies will allow Biblical artifacts to be put on display -- with astonishing realism -- anywhere at anytime, as if the original object itself was really there. Thus, the traditional definition of what a "museum" is will one day be rewritten. My calling is to help develop technologies to take the good news of Jesus Christ into the future ... including humanity's future in orbiting space colonies, and beyond. Learn more here at Wonders of the Bible. Tell your friends and family. God Bless you.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
19th Century Christian History: Here's an incredible 3D stereo view card of a traveling Holy Ghost Revival Tent. I have been converting these 3D photographic recordings to Ultra-HD 4k digital files ... which can then be shown on large-screen, auto-stereoscopic televisions (no 3D glasses needed). Many of these Christian-based images are one-of-a-kind, taken by independent stereo photographers, back when photography was still in its infancy. Traveling revival tents were very popular back in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They would set up on the outskirts of towns across the country, and win heathen souls for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I take these antique stereo views with me whenever I speak to groups. I include HD digital imaging technologies as well.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Just returned from giving the keynote address to a regional MENSA conference. While my presentation was mostly secular in content, I did cover (and exhibit) my latest Christian-based work with lasers and holography, including my world's smallest Lord's Prayer (stealth holography), and Genesis DNA hologram that communicates via the amplitude modulation of the laser light used to reconstruct the 3D image. Crowd was roughly 200 attendees. I am one of only a few *returning* keynote speakers for MENSA (my previous keynote being 17 years ago!).