On August 5, 1604, John Eliot was born in England. This Puritan missionary would later travel to Massachusetts Bay Colony and translate the Bible into the Algonquian language. This Bible would become the first to be printed in North America. We’re going to travel to Massachusetts while John Eliot was doing his translation work and read about Abigail, who is faced with loving someone quite unlikeable.
*August 5, 1604, is an Old Style date; some sources say this was John Eliot’s date of baptism, not his date of birth.
(Fits Bible translation history timeline and American history timeline.)
“Abigail’s Heart,” a short story about a girl in 1600s Massachusetts, who is faced with the imposing task of loving someone who is quite unlikeable.
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