Saturday, September 6, 2014
‘Our Strongest Tower’
The British Museum, in its Twitter feed today, observes the anniversary of the departure of the Mayflower for the New World in 1620. The tweet contains this photo of a commemorative bronze medal struck in 1970:
The Latin inscription on the reverse translated: “The name of the Lord is our strongest tower,” which originates in Proverbs:
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is set up on high.” (18:10)
It is the motto of Plymouth, England.