Ohio State Fair Booth–Church of Christ
The Ohio State Fair booth is supported by various congregations of the church of Christ in the Columbus, OH area. This year many tracts were distributed and many contacts made. Over one hundred Bible Correspondance Courses were requested. One person has already been baptized as a result of the work this year. (Readers of this blog may click on the picture and enlarge it.)
This picture shows examples of chariot wheels. The wheels were made of wood and had nails driven into the edge of the wheels for additional strength. An ancient model of a chariot appears in the middle of the picture. The wheels are squashed in appearance due to the many years of being under the earth before being excavated. This picture is from the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.
This is the Babylonian Flood story as told in the Epic of Gilgamesh. The third tablet is dated about 1800 B.C. This flood account contains remarkable parallels to the flood account in Genesis. Wycliffe Dictionary of Biblical Archeology relates that a small but important fragment of this epic was accidentally discovered in 1955 in the debris of the Oriental Institute campaigns at Megiddo in Palestine. Twelve tablets were discovered in 1853 by Hormuzd Rassam among the cunneiform texts from the library of Ashurbanipal in Ninevah. (268).
The figure to the left is a depiction of Gilgamesh.