Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Baked Bible

There is a Bible in Lucas county, Ohio, which was once baked in a loaf of bread. It now belongs to Mr. Schebolt, a worthy member of the United Brethren church, who resides near Maumee City. Mr. Schebolt is a native of Bohemia, and the baked Bible was originally the property of his grandfather, who was a faithful Protestant Christian in the times which tried men’s souls. During one of the cruel persecutions which have been so common in Bohemia, an edict was passed that every Bible in the hands of the peasants should be delivered up to the authorities and destroyed. Various expedients were resorted to by the Bible-loving Protestants to preserve the precious word of Life. Mrs. Schebolt, grandmother of the present owner, placed hers in the center of a batch of dough, which was ready for the oven and baked it. The house was carefully searched, but no bible was found; and when the tools of priestly tyranny had departed, and the danger was passed, the bible was taken uninjured from the loaf. It was printed 150 years ago. –{Religious Telegraph.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 26, 1862, p. 2

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