Spring 2002
Volume 6 Number 3
 

 

 

 

 


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Special Bible Exhibit on Display at Seminary’s Luce Library

Special Bible ExhibitA special Bible exhibit is currently on display, through May 1, at Princeton Seminary’s Luce Library Exhibit Hall. The display, “An Exhibit on the Making of the NRSV Bible,” contains materials from the National Council of Churches relating to work of the Standard Bible Committee.

The exhibit includes examples of NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) Bibles, translators’ notes, and a short video with interviews with the Seminary’s faculty members who served on the Standard Bible Committee, foremost of whom was Dr. Bruce Metzger, emeritus professor of New Testament and internationally acclaimed Bible scholar. The exhibit also touches on some of the controversies that surrounded the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, which was published in 1989.

The importance of this exhibit, according to William Harris, the Seminary’s librarian for archives and special collections, is that the Bible is “the one book around which all the books in the library, and around which the Seminary itself, revolve. It is the focus of our life together in this place.” The NRSV is the third major translation of the Bible since 1611. Harris calls the exhibit “a remarkable event, and particularly interesting to the Princeton Seminary community because four of our professors served on the translation committee and one of them, Dr. Metzger, was the chair of the committee.”

For more information, call Rick Beste in the Archives and Special Collections Department at 609-497-3634 or email frederick.beste@ptsem.edu.


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