April 15 and 22, 11:30am – 12:30 pm in the Lounge. Childcare provided.

Have you ever wondered how we got the 66 books that we call the Bible?  There were many more writings circulating during both Old Testament and New Testament times.   What determined what books made it into our Bibles? Who decided? Come and explore these and other questions with world-class Princeton Seminary professors from 11:30 am -12:30 pm in the church lounge.  Childcare provided.

April 15 – How We Got the Old Testament/Prof. Mark S. Smith

Mark S. Smith is the Helena Professor of Old Testament Language and Exegesis at Princeton Theological Seminary. Smith specializes in Israelite religion and the Hebrew Bible, as well as the literature and religion of Late Bronze Age Ugarit. He is the author of 15 books and more than 100 articles.

April 22 – How We Got the New Testament/Prof. Dale Allison

Dale C. Allison Jr. is Princeton Theological Seminary’s Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament. His academic research has focused on the historical Jesus, the Gospel of Matthew, the Sayings Gospel (Q), early Jewish and Christian eschatology, inner-biblical exegesis, the history of the interpretation and application of biblical texts, and the Jewish Pseudepigrapha. His book, Constructing Jesus, was selected as “Best Book Relating to the New Testament” for 2009–2010 by the Biblical Archaeology Society. He is an ordained elder in the PCUSA.