The Bible and the Dominican Flag

Did you know that of the flags of the 195 independent countries of the world, the flag of Denmark is considered the oldest, continuously used national flag in the world? Or that Denmark's flag’s white cross symbolizes Christianity? Or that the flag of the United Kingdom combines the crosses of the patron saints of England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland?

But did you also know that only one country’s flag contains a Bible? The national flag of the Dominican Republic has a white cross dividing the flag into four parts. In the intersection of the cross is a shield that has at its center three banners to the left and right extending from a Bible, above which is a small cross.

Some say that the Bible is opened to the Gospel of John 8:2, "Y la verdad os hara libres" (English: "And the truth shall make you free.") Engage with the Bible—in its impact and influence throughout the world!

Share

More Book Minute Features

December 11, 2017

The Wyman Fragment

A fragment may be just a small piece, but in the case of the Wyman fragment, dating from the third century, a highly significant piece. It’s a glimpse...
December 06, 2017

Read the Book: A New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about losing weight, working out, and generally making decisions to—uh—make better decisions? “New Year’...
December 15, 2017

A Christmas Classic : The Lion, the Witch, and th...

“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” known by many children and adults around the world from the Disney movie released in December 2005, has becom...