The Bible in the Twenty-First Century

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American Bible Society Symposium Papers on The Bible in the Twenty-First Century
Howard Clark Kee (Editor), 1993

What will be the place of the Bible in the twenty-first century?
What will be the impact of new manuscripts on the text of the Bible?
How will archeological discoveries and new understandings from the social science and linguistics help us better to understand the original meanings of these sacred texts?
Which modes of Bible study will dominate and best aid the understanding of the Scriptures?
Will the influx of new Bible translations taper off? If not, what kinds of new translations can we expect to see?
As people become more visually and aurally oriented in this age of electronic media, will the Bible be able to reassert its formidable oral tradition with Bible translators finding new and creative ways to communicate the Bible’s message to a public of nonreaders?

Seventeen respected scholars representing different biblical and related academic disciplines, wrestle with these and other important issues.