• 2 Bible Verses in 40 Characters

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    2 bible verses are scrimshawed with black ink in 40 super-fine Chinese characters, each measuring about 1 mm square on this hand-carved button, 28 mm long, 9 mm wide. The clear protective shield appears to be celluloid, but the base material is not identified.

    The first bible verse is Epistle to the Philippians 2-5.
    “and think the same way that Christ Jesus thought”
    (English translation: from Contemporary English Version on BibleHub.com)

    The second bible verse is First Epistle to the Thessalonians 5: 16-17.
    Always be joyful. Never stop praying.”
    (English translation: from New Living Translation on BibleHub.com)

    The last line (reading vertically from the right, the last 3 characters on the left) says Pastor/Priest Yi (伊牧師). The historical circumstances surrounding this button are yet to be uncovered.

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