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David Van Biema

Blog Posts by David Van Biema

Posted by David Van Biema 41 weeks 2 days ago
On a dark, damp and expensive Tuesday night at Sotheby’s auction house in Manhattan, one of the 11 surviving copies of the Bay Psalm Book, the first book (and the first book of Scripture) printed in...
Posted by David Van Biema 42 weeks 3 days ago
Three hundred and seventy-three years ago, when the chief Puritan “divines” of the young Massachusetts Bay Colony printed their own translation of the Bible’s Book of Psalms, they prided themselves...
Posted by David Van Biema 2 years 4 days ago
On Sept. 5, 1997, the world mourned when Mother Teresa, whose work with the poorest of the poor made her a global icon, died of a heart ailment at age 87.Exactly 10 years later, the world did a...
Posted by David Van Biema 2 years 24 weeks ago
For decades, Psalm 139 has been a byword of the anti-abortion movement, printed on posters in crisis pregnancy centers. More recently, it's been tied to high-resolution ultrasounds, the movement's...