Dr. John Byron, professor of New Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary, will speak on the topic, “From the Scroll to the Book,” on Thursday, March 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Main Campus, located at 23080 Royalton Road in Columbia Station.
In this lecture, which is free and open to the public, Byron will explain how the Bible evolved from scrolls and papyri written in numerous languages to the English Bible that is used today. At the conclusion of the lecture, the audience will be invited to view a selection of ancient Bibles and manuscripts including a fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls and pages from the Wycliffe, Tyndale and Luther Bibles.
“The Bible is one of the most widely read books in the world. In North America, most homes have at least one copy of the Bible, but many probably have several,” Byron said. “Yet, it can be easy to take our possession of the Bible for granted. We don't often appreciate the long and sometimes difficult process that brought us the Bible we read today.”
Refreshments will be available following the lecture.
Ashland Theological Seminary is a graduate division of Ashland University. With campuses in Ashland, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus, Ashland Theological Seminary integrates theological education with Christ-centered transformation as it equips men and women for ministry in the church and the world.