Proclaim Liberty - The Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell is one of America’s most iconic monuments. Encircling the bell are words from Leviticus 25:10, “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” In 1751, the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly ordered a bell placed at the Pennsylvania State House, now Independence Hall, in Philadelphia. It was likely commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of William Penn’s “Charter of Privileges”—which outlined Penn’s ideas of rights and freedoms. It was adopted as Pennsylvania’s original constitution. It became known as the “Liberty Bell” when abolitionists adopted it as their symbol in efforts to put an end to slavery in America. An exact replica is prominently displayed in the “Bible in America” section at Museum of the Bible—a reminder of the Bible’s impact on the history of the United States.

Share

More Book Minute Features

August 10, 2020

YMCA Navy New Testament

In 1917, when the United States entered World War I, organizations such as the Young Men’s Christian Association produced millions of Bibles or portio...
August 03, 2020

Presidential Birthdays -

Five former US presidents have birthdays in August, with the oldest being Benjamin Harrison, followed by Herbert Hoover, Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton...
July 27, 2020

Isaac Watts: The Father of English Hymnody

Born July 27, 1674, in Southhampton, England, Isaac Watts became one of the world’s most prolific hymn writers. The eldest of nine children, Isaac sha...