Morse Code

Morse Code! Those familiar on-and-off tones and clicks that transmit text across a telegraph line. When it was heard on May 24, 1844, inventor Samuel Morse transmitted the very first message, and it was from the Bible!

From Numbers 23:23 and recorded on a paper tape:

“What hath God wrought?”

Fun trivia!

But more importantly, from the beginnings of writing to the digital age, the history of how new information—including the Bible—has been produced and delivered is an exciting discovery of an array of communication media.

Today a world of information is accessible with no more than a tap of the finger! And the Bible—the most widely disseminated text of all time--has consistently been an early adopter of many of the most important technological advancements involving the written word for the last 2,000 years!

Engage with the Bible—this Book of all books!

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