From Parchment to Barnes & Noble: Issues in Biblical Hebrew Translation

First Universalists Again Join Secular Bible Study to Explore The Bible!

How is it exactly that we have the Bible in the 21st century?  Unbeknownst to many, it is quite a complicated process to discern what the Israelites wrote down and then turn it into an English equivalent, a lot of it involving guesswork by scholars.  This presentation introduces which manuscripts of the Old Testament are seen as authoritative and traces how they made their way to the shelf of Barnes & Noble.  It will also address the problems encountered by translating the dead language of Biblical Hebrew.

Don't miss SBS's and First Universalist's second Joint Meetup Topic, hosted by Bible Scholar Nate Ramsayer! RSVP "YES" today!

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  • Frank B.

    Thanks to our speaker/moderator Nate (see you in 2 weeks!); new SBS attendees including Serah and guest John; regular SBS guests including Sorcha, Bruce, Jess, Linda, and Ralph; our SBS regulars including Candace, Nualle, Steve, Ken, Tim, Kent, Greg, Darrell and August; and our 20 attending First Universalist colleagues! Fascinating! (Or, as Nate might translate it, "fscntng"!

    June 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great job by Nate in highlighting main points in limited time. Many people commented about how much they learned! Well presented--looking forward to reflections in 2 weeks.

    June 15, 2011

  • August B.

    Nate is a fantastic presenter, turning what could have been a dry scholarly topic into something a lay person could find interesting and informative. We got a taste of what it was like to be a Biblical scholar and how we got the Bible that we have today.

    June 15, 2011

  • Steve M.

    Fascinating look at where scripture comes from.

    June 15, 2011

  • Serah B.

    Nate gave an informative, engaging and accessible presentation. I'm looking forward to the discussion in two weeks!

    June 14, 2011

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