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Leviticus on the Liberty Bell



"Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land" is engraved on the base of our nation's Liberty Bell. It sounds all-American. Who knew that it actually dates back to the ancient Hebrews, and to Leviticus, one of the oldest books of the Bible?


And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.

-- Leviticus 25:10


The engraving is one more tangible example of the Godly principles and faith that are the foundation of the American experience. It was the Liberty Bell that rang out on a July day in 1776, summoning people to come and hear the first reading of the Declaration of Independence - the most famous proclamation of liberty in world history, and totally Bible-based.


Unfortunately, there's a move afoot to sandblast those words from the bell. Who would want to do that, when they've been there since 1776? Who else? The people who don't want anyone to know that the United States was founded on Judeo-Christian principles written down in the Bible.


To learn more about it, see




By Susan Darst Williams Heart Lessons 002 2006


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