"“T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; the stockings were hung by the chimney with care . . .” In one of the most well-known Christmas poems ever written, Clement Clarke Moore’s depiction of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” has delighted children for years, often read aloud by parents on Christmas Eve. He wrote it for his own children and published it anonymously in 1823. As popular as his children’s poem became, Clement Clarke Moore was a prominent theology professor and biblical scholar of his day. In a lecture to students in 1825 he said of the Bible: “This volume is like a beautiful old picture which has come down to us in a state of extraordinary perfection.”"
More Book Minute Features
June 24, 2019
The Lost Gutenberg
Rare book collectors know the crown jewel of any library would be a complete Gutenberg Bible. Johannes Gutenberg produced perhaps 180 copies. Today, o...
June 17, 2019
Some of the earliest known examples of Christian art portraying biblical figures are actually underground. In miles of tunnels outside the walls of Ro...
June 10, 2019
Shavuot—the Feast of Weeks, is celebrated seven weeks after Passover—commemorating the first fruits of the harvest, associated with the giving of the...