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Christians in the Singotam village in the southern region of India were corned and harassed by Hindu extremists who stole a box of Bibles and then set them on fire. The extremist group issued harsh threats to Christians who were […]

Archaeologists in Israel made a groundbreaking discovery this week. They say that they have found a seal mark that may bear the signature of the biblical Prophet Isaiah. The 2,700-year-old stamped clay artifact was found during excavation at the foot […]

Who says a staid, 196-year-old institution can’t adapt? The American Bible Society is helping to bring Jeff Foxworthy’s American Bible Challenge weekly game show to Facebook! The new TV show premieres Thursday, August 23, at 8 p.m. EDT on the […]

British police are claiming they did nothing wrong when they questioned a cafe owner for almost an hour until he turned off a video displaying Bible verses. Jamie Murray, owner of the Salt and Light Cafe in Blackpool, 240 miles northwest of […]

A 1,245-page Bible that once visited the lunar surface is expected to be auctioned off for $50,000. “A rare Bible that’s been to the moon and back will have a new owner Thursday night – the complete King James version, framed in gold leaf, is […]

What daily practice may help American Christians become more concerned about issues of poverty, conservation and civil liberties? Reading the Bible, according to the news website Black Christian News. The answer may come as a surprise to those locked into […]

Iranian authorities have seized 6,500 copies of the Bible in northwest of Iran. In another incident, officials burned 300 Bibles. A spokesman said the Bibles were confiscated to block missionaries who “are trying to deviate our youth.” Dr. Majid Abhari, […]

By PEGGY FLETCHER STACK c. 2011 Salt Lake Tribune (RNS) The King James Bible, translated from ancient Greek and Hebrew in 1611, is, by virtually all accounts, the most awe-inspiring work of English prose ever written. Over the past four […]

By PEGGY FLETCHER STACK c. 2011 Salt Lake Tribune (RNS) Though many early Mormon texts and speeches mirror the English prose of the King James Bible, it was not always the Mormons’ only authorized version of Holy Writ. In fact, […]

By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN c. 2011 USA Today (RNS) If thou hast a Bible in the house and readeth it at least once a month, chances are strong it’s the majestic King James Version of the Bible in Elizabethan English, […]