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Scripture in the News

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Sneak peek: D.C.’s huge new Museum of the Bible includes lots of tech — but not a lot of Jesus
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Senior software developer Donnie Richardson does testing in the area where visitors to the Museum of the Bible can write on a large interactive tablet table. Those messages will be shown on the big screen in the background (featuring a panoramic photo of Jerusalem). (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

The $500 million museum, chaired and largely funded by the conservative Christian family that owns Hobby Lobby, doesn’t say a word about the Bible’s views on sexuality or contraception. The museum doesn’t encourage visitors to take the Bible literally or to believe that the Bible has only one correct form. And on floor after gleaming floor of exhibitions, there is very little Jesus.

This isn’t the evangelism that the billionaire Green family first promised a decade ago when they set out to build a museum dedicated to Scripture. At the time, the museum’s mission statement promised to “bring to life the living word of God . . . to inspire confidence in the absolute authority” of the Bible, the book at the institution’s center.

The approach today, while still viewed with skepticism by some scholars, appears to be more modest: “The museum has fence posts — limits. It doesn’t overtly say the Bible is good — that the Bible is true,” said Steve Green, the Hobby Lobby chief executive and chair of the museum. “That’s not its role. Its role is to present facts and let people make their own decisions.”

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Jesus is also curiously not central to the museum’s presentation of the biblical story. Visitors walk through a multiroom saga of the Old Testament, and they can visit a re-creation of a 1st-century village in Galilee where actors will tell them what the villagers think of this controversial preacher Jesus. They can watch a movie about John the Baptist. But the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection is almost absent. …




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Re: Scripture in the News

Post by UncleBob » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:29 pm

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Re: Scripture in the News

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Interesting article. The headline didn't exactly match the story.
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Re: Scripture in the News

Post by tuttle » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:54 am

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:40 pm
Interesting article. The headline didn't exactly match the story.
Give us your headline
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Re: Scripture in the News

Post by hugodrax » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:30 am

tuttle wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:54 am
hugodrax wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:40 pm
Interesting article. The headline didn't exactly match the story.
Give us your headline
Catholics Suck: We Have This Awesome Bible and Dont Know Why. And Now, About the Inquisition.
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Re: Scripture in the News

Post by Del » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:50 am

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:30 am
tuttle wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:54 am
hugodrax wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:40 pm
Interesting article. The headline didn't exactly match the story.
Give us your headline
Catholics Suck: We Have This Awesome Bible and Dont Know Why. And Now, About the Inquisition.
Yeah... the article is liberally spiced with several unfounded slanders.
“The margins and drawings were added to the printed copy to make it seem as though it was handwritten,” he said.

This retrograding was partly done for aesthetic reasons — readers were used to seeing them — and partly as a “precaution,” Amaral said, because some Christian fanatics considered print machines “the works of the devil.”
During this same time, St. Francis de Sales was printing Bible tracts and distributing them around Geneva. Franciscan friars had been carrying Italian-language translations of Scripture all over Italy for 100 years, as soon as Gutenberg made them affordable.

The English-language telling of Spanish history during the time of the Reformation is commonly known as the Black Legend.

Jews were not a primary target of the Spanish Inquisition, which was a church court for judging Christians. (However, Jewish families who had converted to Christianity were at risk. There was a suspicion that they would abandon the defense of Christians in case of another Islamic invasion. So the weirdness of the time is not without some foundation.)
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Re: Scripture in the News

Post by hugodrax » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:49 am

Del wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:50 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:30 am
tuttle wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:54 am
hugodrax wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:40 pm
Interesting article. The headline didn't exactly match the story.
Give us your headline
Catholics Suck: We Have This Awesome Bible and Dont Know Why. And Now, About the Inquisition.
Yeah... the article is liberally spiced with several unfounded slanders.
“The margins and drawings were added to the printed copy to make it seem as though it was handwritten,” he said.

This retrograding was partly done for aesthetic reasons — readers were used to seeing them — and partly as a “precaution,” Amaral said, because some Christian fanatics considered print machines “the works of the devil.”
During this same time, St. Francis de Sales was printing Bible tracts and distributing them around Geneva. Franciscan friars had been carrying Italian-language translations of Scripture all over Italy for 100 years, as soon as Gutenberg made them affordable.

The English-language telling of Spanish history during the time of the Reformation is commonly known as the Black Legend.

Jews were not a primary target of the Spanish Inquisition, which was a church court for judging Christians. (However, Jewish families who had converted to Christianity were at risk. There was a suspicion that they would abandon the defense of Christians in case of another Islamic invasion. So the weirdness of the time is not without some foundation.)
Look, I'm not delving into the pros and cons of the Inquisition as I believe that Portuguese and Spanish Jews (particularly conversos),got the short end of the stick. I'm just saying that I clicked on that article expecting to learn how the pristine Hebrew Bible survived the Inquisition only to learn that it was locked away in a University library. A University library, by the way, that didn't even know how it got the Bible in the first place. Nobody wants a two sentence story, though, so we got the rest.

It's a cool book and it's wonderful that it survived.
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Re: Scripture in the News

Post by Del » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:03 am

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:49 am
Del wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:50 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:30 am
tuttle wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:54 am
hugodrax wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:40 pm
Interesting article. The headline didn't exactly match the story.
Give us your headline
Catholics Suck: We Have This Awesome Bible and Dont Know Why. And Now, About the Inquisition.
Yeah... the article is liberally spiced with several unfounded slanders.
“The margins and drawings were added to the printed copy to make it seem as though it was handwritten,” he said.

This retrograding was partly done for aesthetic reasons — readers were used to seeing them — and partly as a “precaution,” Amaral said, because some Christian fanatics considered print machines “the works of the devil.”
During this same time, St. Francis de Sales was printing Bible tracts and distributing them around Geneva. Franciscan friars had been carrying Italian-language translations of Scripture all over Italy for 100 years, as soon as Gutenberg made them affordable.

The English-language telling of Spanish history during the time of the Reformation is commonly known as the Black Legend.

Jews were not a primary target of the Spanish Inquisition, which was a church court for judging Christians. (However, Jewish families who had converted to Christianity were at risk. There was a suspicion that they would abandon the defense of Christians in case of another Islamic invasion. So the weirdness of the time is not without some foundation.)
Look, I'm not delving into the pros and cons of the Inquisition as I believe that Portuguese and Spanish Jews (particularly conversos),got the short end of the stick. I'm just saying that I clicked on that article expecting to learn how the pristine Hebrew Bible survived the Inquisition only to learn that it was locked away in a University library. A University library, by the way, that didn't even know how it got the Bible in the first place. Nobody wants a two sentence story, though, so we got the rest.

It's a cool book and it's wonderful that it survived.
Oh yeah! Finding the old book is very cool! But that wasn't really what the article was about -- per your alternate headline.
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Re: Scripture in the News

Post by wosbald » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:21 am

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Del wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:03 am
But that wasn't really what the article was about -- per your alternate headline.
However, it does allow Jews a way to be "of the News, but not in the News".




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Re: Scripture in the News

Post by hugodrax » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:16 am

wosbald wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:21 am
+JMJ+
Del wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:03 am
But that wasn't really what the article was about -- per your alternate headline.
However, it does allow Jews a way to be "of the News, but not in the News".
Perhaps Jews reporting 600 year old news?
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Re: Scripture in the News

Post by UncleBob » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:09 am

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Re: Scripture in the News

Post by UncleBob » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:09 pm

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

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