A Biography of the Bible

Taught by Paul Keim

Class begins 10/1/2019, ends 10/10/2019

From that copy of the Gideon’s Bible in the nightstand of your hotel room to the revered family Bible that graces the hearth, to the dog-eared and underlined study Bible on the desk, many assume that the current form and content of this familiar treasure has been stable and unchanging over the millennia. But not only does the Bible appear in many different modern versions and editions, but it has also undergone centuries of composition, compilation, translation, editing, canonization, and production. This course will trace the story of our Bible, starting with the extensive variety of contemporary editions, to its ancient origins. From Word to words. From publication to inspiration.

Paul Keim is professor of Bible, Religion, and Philosophy at Goshen College and Adjunct Lecturer in Biblical Languages at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.

Oct. 1, 3, 8, 10 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.