Dr. Paul McReynolds, Ph.D., Senior Professor of Biblical Studies
Dr. David Matson, Ph.D., Professor of Biblical Studies
An event hosted by the Darling Library
of Hope International University
September 3, 2015 at 7:00PM
Reception at 6:00PM
- “What is the oldest complete copy of the New Testament in the world?”
- “How can we be sure that the New Testament is accurate?”
- “Did Jesus’ sweat really become like drops of blood as he prayed in the garden?”
- “Did Jesus really ask God to forgive his crucifiers?”
- “Why was the Gospel of John written?”
|Dr. Paul R. McReynolds|
Dr. McReynolds will also be speaking in Chapel on Thursday, September 3, 2015 as part of the ongoing Voices of Christian Thought series sponsored by the Pacific Christian College of Ministry and Biblical Studies of Hope International University.
|Dr. David L. Matson|
Dr. Matson has been a beloved professor at Hope since 2004 He is “the author of numerous articles and book reviews, Matson had his Household Conversion Narratives in Acts: Pattern and Interpretation included in the prestigious Journal for the Study of the New Testament dissertation series, published by Sheffield Academic Press. More recently, he co-edited and contributed to One in Christ Jesus: Essays on Early Christianity and ‘All that Jazz’ in Honor of S. Scott Bartchy.”
Together, these scholars will give a presentation on the Codex Sinaiticus and its significance for biblical textual criticism.
There is no cost and the public is welcome.
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PARKING: Follow HIU Event Signs to the student lot at Commonwealth. A student will be there to open the gate for you.
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The Codex Sinaiticus, written in Greek in the fourth century, is the oldest surviving complete New Testament and one of the two oldest manuscripts of the whole Bible. Since 2002, a major international project has been creating an electronic version of the manuscript and this facsimile is based on that project. The facsimile reunites the text, now divided between the British Library, the University Library in Leipzig, Germany, Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai, and the National Library of Russia.
Codex Sinaiticus. Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, 2010. Print.
Now on display in the Darling Library.