Let’s Get Biblical

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In Saner Thought

Since it is Sunday and my last day of thought diversion…..I think I will do something on a Biblical scale……


Who scrawls Biblical passages on the back of a tax receipt and wears it as a protective amulet? Someone in Egypt about 1,500 years ago, LiveScience reports. Researchers stumbled on the ancient papyrus, which is written in Greek and dated between 574 and 660, when looking through a British university’s library vault. “It’s one of the first recorded documents to use magic in the Christian context and the first charm ever found to refer to the Eucharist—the Last Supper—as the manna of the Old Testament,” says researcher Roberta Mazza in a statement. The papyrus text contains words from Psalm 78:23-24, Matthew 26:28-30, and other Biblical passages. Among them:

  • “Our God prepared a sacred table in the desert for the people and gave manna of the new covenant to eat, the…

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