Ohio man recovers stolen 300-year-old family Bible
A central Ohio man's heart sank when he realized that burglars had broken in and stolen a safe holding his most prized possession ‚ÄĒ a 300-year-old family Bible.
The Bible, written in German Gothic script and containing the handwritten dates of births, deaths and marriages for seven generations of Tim Shier's family, disappeared in the burglary in Marysville, near Columbus, in December 2011.
But thanks to a bit of luck, a sharp-eyed family member, local deputies and Goodwill ‚ÄĒ which had ended up with the Bible and then sold it online ‚ÄĒ the heirloom is back in Shier's hands.
I wonder if this would have made the news if it were a 300 year old cook book? By the way, I would have thought that would have been more interesting if it were.
The Jews have an interesting practice of burying old worn out Torahs, Hebrew is a closely scrutinized language, What‚Äôs in a Hebrew word?, so there's a method of at least understanding the old Hebrew texts.
So, again, I'm glad this family got their Bible back, I doubt if this family speaks or reads German anymore, so lets hope they have a modern version like NASB to depend upon.
William Bell Riley wrote: Is the King James version absolutely inerrant? On this point we are inclined to think that, even unto comparatively recent years, such a theory has been entertained. The result, of course, is to make a sort of fetish of the book. That is why, in many a family, it is kept on the center-table and seldom used. They do not want to soil its sacredness‚Ä¶.