Special Bible Exhibit on Display at Seminary’s Luce Library
A 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
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 [email protected].