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Bible and Spade magazine news! posted by Rick Lanser MDiv

Dear friends,

It is always a blessing to know when one's labor is appreciated, and we at ABR find out about this in different ways. Usually it takes the form of a casual comment to a staffer at a conference, or a brief "Atta boy, keep up the good work!" email. Other times, particularly when an issue of Bible and Spade has been delayed for some reason, it takes the form of letting us know we have been missed. The latter has recently happened; the Spring issue of Bible and Spade has been delayed, and many of you did let us know!

If you are a subscriber to Bible and Spade, please know that we encountered some unavoidable production delays with the Spring 2016 issue. As a result, we have decided to create a longer Spring/Summer combined issue, which we expect to go to the printer in the next couple of weeks. We have on occasion put out combined issues in the past, but it has been a fair number of years since this was last done, so this situation probably took some by surprise and may have caused concern. We hope you will agree the wait was worth it.

By the way, if you are NOT an ABR member or subscriber to the magazine, may we encourage you to consider signing up for it? After the combined Spring/Summer issue goes out, we plan to return to our normal quarterly schedule beginning with the Fall issue. Just go to to become a member of ABR, which includes a subscription to the magazine, or a subscriber.

Thank you for your support and prayers as we strive to make the magazine the best it can be with a very small staff.

In His service,

Rick Lanser, MDiv
Editor, Bible and Spade Magazine

Human Genome in "Meltdown" posted by Rick Lanser MDiv

According to a study published January 10th in Nature by geneticists from 4 universities including Harvard, “Analysis of 6,515 exomes reveals the recent origin of most human protein-coding variants.”

For more visit: Creation-Evolution Headlines (off site link)

Jerusalem Wall Dated to Time of Solomon posted by Rick Lanser MDiv

Israeli archaeologist Eliat Mazar said Monday that ancient fortifications recently excavated in Jerusalem date back 3,000 years to the time of King Solomon and support the biblical narrative about the era. Others dispute her dates. Hopefully, a solid answer will be revealed in time.

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