Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

28 Jul 2012

The Olympics

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Stadium at Olympia

The Olympic Games are with us again. Of course, the ancient games originated in 776 B.C. in Olympia, Greece, and were held in honor of Zeus. Even the the Apostle Paul seems to reference Olympic sports in 1 Cor 9:24–26, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?… Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.” Running and boxing were two of the most popular sports. In honor of the 2012 Games, Bible History Daily is offerings a nice ebook entitled The Olympic Games: How They All Began, if you register with their site. You can get it here.