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Post by Claymore on November 21st 2017, 1:29 pm

I started doing some looking at Ancient Coins on the Internet.

Probably because of advancements in Metal Detectors, and that the Romans made hundreds of thousands (possibly millions) of coins, and that bronze is a fairly durable metal, Ancient Coins from the Mediterranean and Middle East are fairly easy to get and somewhat affordable. It ends up that you can find coins on sites such as ebay, many displaying the export papers from the country of origin. I read that the way that many of the people learned that there was a new Emperor was when coins started appearing with a new face on them.

I purchased a set of bronze coins for $48.00 and got 25 coins. Most were about the size of a dime, some were as large as a penny, and there were two pea-sized coins that were the Roman equivalent of a "Widow's Mite". Some had enough detail that you could see the face and writing, and some were so worn that you could see some detail, but almost had to use your imagination. When placed next to the same type of coin in better shape, then you could recognize the detail.

Coins from the exact time of Jesus are rather rare and pricey (everybody wants those). Mine were from about the year 150 to 300 AD.

Anyway, I purchased penny-sized square plastic display cases ($11.50 for 25), and I am going to put a coin in a case, label what it is, make a copy of the export certificate, and give one to each boy for Christmas. We will have one left to give to the Pastor, a couple for the Girls' Class, and a few (of the more common ones) to pass around as teaching aids in class.

Obviously, you can get a lesson out of the widow who was mocked by the Pharisees when she offered her coin at the Temple, and the teaching point of "Render to Caesar what is Caesar's". I'm sure that, with a bit of research, I can find teaching points for other future classes.

Where else would the kids be able to touch a relic from Biblical Times?

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Post by ccm2361 on November 21st 2017, 2:40 pm

Great idea! Thumbs up

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Post by joecool on November 21st 2017, 6:16 pm

Claymore wrote: Where else would the kids be able to touch a relic from Biblical Times?

What a coincidence. I just talked to my Bible class students today about this. Short of spending $5000 to go to Israel and dig up your own coins (which would probably be illegal without a permit), this is the best way. Every once in awhile I look on antiquities sites to see what really old Bibles are going for. I appreciate what the Hobby Lobby family did, opening a Museum of the Bible in Wash, DC.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on November 21st 2017, 10:11 pm

joecool wrote:
Claymore wrote: Where else would the kids be able to touch a relic from Biblical Times?

What a coincidence. I just talked to my Bible class students today about this. Short of spending $5000 to go to Israel and dig up your own coins (which would probably be illegal without a permit), this is the best way. Every once in awhile I look on antiquities sites to see what really old Bibles are going for. I appreciate what the Hobby Lobby family did, opening a Museum of the Bible in Wash, DC.

You guys make cracking a joke so easy. Hmm, have the boys ever shaken hands with you guys...?

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Post by Claymore on November 22nd 2017, 1:33 am

Of course, the inference being that we are a couple of Biblical Relics..............

Well for being a Biblical Relic and receiving my Old-Age Pension from the Wisconsin Police Retirement Fund, and my Old-Age Pension from being a Master Sergeant with 38 years in Service, and my Old-Age Pension from Social Security, and my wife's Old-Age Pension from being a staff member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, and no State Tax on Government Retirement Funds in Mississippi, our status is ......................... comfortable.

Hey Bruce, how is that Old-Age Pension from being a Biblical Relic of a retired Navy Commander there in Montana?  Kind-of like being a retired Centurion back in the Day, eh?  Brings in a few Denari every month.

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Post by Phillip Gross on November 22nd 2017, 6:00 am

Good idea Claymore. Always neat to see and touch historical things. It brings it more alive instead of just a picture in a book.
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Post by joecool on November 22nd 2017, 9:00 am

Claymore wrote: Hey Bruce, how is that Old-Age Pension from being a Biblical Relic of a retired Navy Commander there in Montana?  Kind-of like being a retired Centurion back in the Day, eh?  Brings in a few Denari every month.

27 years total...18 years of it at sea...all the close calls...missing so much family life...sacrifice upon sacrifice. But the steady denari stream has allowed me to follow God's call and teach all these years in Christian schools, for relative mites. If not for that, I would've had to take a higher-paid job, instead of ministry. I might have had to slog it out every day doing, oh, I don't know, something like...

...being an Uber driver. Wink

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Post by Claymore on November 22nd 2017, 10:53 am

Ouch!



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Post by Claymore on November 22nd 2017, 10:54 am

Hey Dan,

How's that "joke thing" going for ya?

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on November 22nd 2017, 11:25 am

I am not a full time driver its a side gig. I have an exit strategy planned hopefully eliminate Walmart and Uber & Lyft. Sheesh, I crack one joke and I get belittled for making a few extra bucks and keeping drunks off the roads. When I think I am better than say a min wage worker I am reminded I am only where I am by the Grace of God.


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Post by Claymore on November 22nd 2017, 11:38 am

Hey, welcome to the "Two-Way Rifle Range"....

...where you shoot at the Pop-Up Targets,

and the "Pop-Up Targets shoot back.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on November 22nd 2017, 2:33 pm

Claymore wrote:Hey, welcome to the "Two-Way Rifle Range"....

...where you shoot at the Pop-Up Targets,

and the "Pop-Up Targets shoot back.

Unless I shoot first!

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Post by joecool on November 22nd 2017, 5:01 pm

RRCmdrBennett wrote:
Claymore wrote:Hey, welcome to the "Two-Way Rifle Range"....

...where you shoot at the Pop-Up Targets,

and the "Pop-Up Targets shoot back.

Unless I shoot first!

He who is able to shoot last, laughs last.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on November 22nd 2017, 5:05 pm

joecool wrote:
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Claymore wrote:Hey, welcome to the "Two-Way Rifle Range"....

...where you shoot at the Pop-Up Targets,

and the "Pop-Up Targets shoot back.

Unless I shoot first!

He who is able to shoot last, laughs last.

Which is usually the one who shoots first. Han shot first he walked away...

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Post by joecool on November 22nd 2017, 5:09 pm

RRCmdrBennett wrote: Which is usually the one who shoots first. Han shot first he walked away...

Probably my favorite scene of all time.

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Post by joecool on November 22nd 2017, 5:11 pm

Of course, I'm referring to Indiana Jones. Don't recall a scene where his alter-ego did something similar.

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on November 22nd 2017, 5:28 pm

joecool wrote:Of course, I'm referring to Indiana Jones. Don't recall a scene where his alter-ego did something similar.

Funniest part he just casually pops him lol!

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Post by RRCmdrBennett on November 22nd 2017, 5:30 pm

Han and Greedo at the cantina scene. Later for some reason Lucas butchered it making it look like they fired simultaneously. In another edition release Greedo fires a then Han. They are sitting 3 ft a part at a table smh.

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Post by Phillip Gross on November 22nd 2017, 10:29 pm

RRCmdrBennett wrote:
joecool wrote:Of course, I'm referring to Indiana Jones. Don't recall a scene where his alter-ego did something similar.

Funniest part he just casually pops him lol!
I heard one time that that scene was supposed to be an actual fight, but Ford was worn out from a day of shooting takes so that was an improv by him and the director loved it, so it stayed.
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Post by RRCmdrBennett on November 24th 2017, 6:58 pm

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RRCmdrBennett wrote:
joecool wrote:Of course, I'm referring to Indiana Jones. Don't recall a scene where his alter-ego did something similar.

Funniest part he just casually pops him lol!
I heard one time that that scene was supposed to be an actual fight, but Ford was worn out from a day of shooting takes so that was an improv by him and the director loved it, so it stayed.

You can't like Indiana Jones it was from the 1980's.

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Post by Phillip Gross on November 25th 2017, 7:27 am

Not ALL 80's movies were bad...
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Post by RRCmdrBennett on November 25th 2017, 3:36 pm

Phillip Gross wrote:Not ALL 80's movies were bad...
haha

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