Friday, December 07, 2007

Bible Briefs

Bible Briefs

I'm excited to announce a new venture launched by the seminary in cooperation with Forward Movement Publications. We are going to begin making available a series of short booklets, or "briefs," introducing each book of the Scriptures. We're still at the beginning stages, and many booklets remain to be written, but to see how we have started, click here!

Here is Dean Markham's announcement made in his dean's commentary post this morning:

Virginia Theological Seminary is a school that loves the Bible. We are committed to the serious study of the Bible, which includes the learning of the Biblical languages. We recognize the centrality of the Bible as an authority in the life of the Church. Given all this, our gift to our alumni and friends (indeed the entire VTS community) is an opportunity to study the Bible. You will find this morning on our website ‘Bible Briefs’. The goal is to provide a short introduction to the different books in the Bible – an introduction you can download, print out and use for individual or group study. Perhaps as the Lectionary turns to a new book of the Bible, you might print out the relevant pamphlet and read that prior to attending a service; perhaps in your own Bible study, you might read an appropriate pamphlet to prepare you for a particular book of the Bible. VTS is deeply committed to biblical literacy. This is a small contribution to increasing that literacy.As we enjoy this Advent season and prepare for the moment when we celebrate the birth of the Eternal Word among us, so we recognize that we learn of the Eternal Word through the pages of Scriptures. Here is a tool that helps us all understand the text of Scripture. The Very Rev Ian Markham, Dean and President

3 Comments:

Blogger Peter Carey said...

very very cool!

I plan to read, mark and inwardly digest them...!

Peter

Fri Dec 07, 11:36:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which one(s) are you going to write Dr. Cook?

-RBP

Sun Dec 09, 06:33:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger S and C said...

Great to hear from you, Peter and Bingham. I thought I would contribute booklets on Micah and on Daniel. That should leave plenty of great books for others to contribute... ---SLC

Sun Dec 09, 09:09:00 PM GMT-5  

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