Feb 20, 2010

A History of the Bible from Ancient Papyri to King James

The University of Michigan Library is presenting its collection of Papryri and historic Bibles. Today I will have the privilege and joy of joining the Assembly I meet with and visiting the exhibit. It will surely be an exciting time. If you are in the Ann Arbor, MI area the exhibit runs to the end of March. Below you will find the information as it is posted on U of M's library website.

From ancient Egyptian manuscripts on papyrus to Medieval manuscripts to the printed book, you can follow a path of documents that led to the creation of the 1611 King James Version of the Bible. These direct ancestors and related works were spread across nations, peoples, and languages. If you have seen this fascinating exhibit before, look for it this time in the Audubon Room, on the first floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library.

The earliest documents on display are Egyptian papyri, including examples of a census record from the year 119 and the oldest known copy of part of the New Testament. Medieval manuscripts document the preservation of the text until the invention of movable type printing by Gutenberg around 1450. The early printed Bibles include versions in Latin and Greek, and several that show the struggles among various political factions and church reformers to control the translating of the Scriptures into the language of the people. See the King James Bible of 1611 that became the accepted standard. 

Date: Jan 7th, 2010
Time: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Occurrence: Repeats every day until Wed Mar 31 2010 8:30am - 7:00pm

Audubon Room/First Floor

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please keep your posting clean. Comments, free-thought, and otherwise contradictory remarks are definitely welcome, just be considerate with your language. Oh yeah, I also reserve the right to completely eradicate your comments from any of my posts, but seldom do. Just so you know...