On the 11th day of November every year Americans observe Veterans Day, a federal holiday that honors the millions of men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.
Below, in no particular order of importance, are five interesting facts about the holiday, from its origins to its practice.
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It turns out that renowned neurosurgeon and GOP 2016 presidential frontrunner Ben Carson's theory that the Egyptian pyramids were built by the biblical Joseph to store grain is some 600 years old.
Despite being roundly mocked on social media after a recently unearthed 17-year-old video showed him suggesting the theory that the great pyramids of Egypt were built by the biblical Joseph to store grain, not tombs for pharaohs as most archeologists contend, Carson has stood by the theory and research shows why.
Carson's hypothesis on why the pyramids were built is among 13 listed by gizapyramid.com. The grain storage hypothesis was proposed by Syrian scholars in the 1500s and Joseph was indeed mentioned, according to the website. more >>
The Evangelical Christian family that oversees the popular crafts chain Hobby Lobby Stores may be under federal investigation for attempting to import looted artifacts from the Middle East.
In 2011, U.S. Customs officials reportedly confiscated 200 to 300 stone tablets shipped from Israel. Their destination: the Green family's Hobby Lobby corporate headquarters in Oklahoma City.
According to The Daily Beast, the tablets were stolen from Iraq, making the Green family possibly guilty of a federal offense. more >>
A 1,000-year-old Bible has reportedly been recovered in Turkey after police detained smugglers trying to sell it along with other priceless artifacts.
The origin of the ancient Bible is not yet known, MailOnline reported, but police in the central city of Tokat said it only has 51 pages, is written in the old Assyriac language, and contains pictures of Jesus Christ made of gold leafs, along with other biblical figures.
A collection of jewelery and coins were also sized by police. more >>
Ten years after publication of Who Was Adam? by Fazale Rana and Hugh Ross, 13 new chapters detail the new scientific evidence on the origins of humankind in a second edition.
Rana and Ross are scholars affiliated with Reasons to Believe, which also published the new edition of Who Was Adam? RTB works to spread the Gospel by showing how science supports the truths found in Scripture. Rana and Ross both have doctorate degrees in the physical sciences, biochemistry and astronomy, respectively.
An American scholar has found the earliest known draft of the 1611 authorized version of the Bible, commonly called the King James Version.
Jeffrey Alan Miller, an assistant professor of English at Montclair State University in New Jersey, recently uncovered the document while researching an essay.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Miller explained that he discovered the work among the collected papers of Samuel Ward, a translator who worked on the KJV, which were held at the University of Cambridge. more >>