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Saturday, August 31, 2019
Here is, from what I can tell, the smallest rendition of the Ten Commandments. It is yet another great microphotograph from John Benjamin Dancer in the 1800's. The label that you see on the right-hand side of the slide is actually the merchant (Stanley Optician at London Bridge). The notation on the left-hand label, J.B.D., is the initials for Dancer.
I'm not 100% certain that this still *remains* the smallest 10 commandments in the world today. But I do know that it was the Lord's Prayer that was most often used as a reference standard for miniaturization.
In any case, it is certainly a beautiful illuminated example ... especially for being so minute!
I had come across the world's *largest* ten commandments, so it reminded me that I had the world's smallest in my Wonders of the Bible collection.
The upcoming September 2019 podcast lecture will be on the world's smallest handwriting, so stay tuned.
God Bless You ... Today and Every Day.
Friday, August 2, 2019
Light and the Word of God
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