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Ancient Words Conference

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 5:00 PM

Brookes Bible College is excited to host our Fall Conference, "Ancient Words: Examining the Manuscript Evidence for the Reliability of Scripture" in conjunction with the MIKRA Research Laboratory, and its principal researcher, biblical scholar and Pastor Brian Rickett. This conference is designed for all students of the Bible but especially for ministry leaders who often field questions about the original languages of Scripture and the reliability of biblical manuscripts.  Website Description: http://www.brookes.edu/ancient-words-conference.html A B O U T MIKRA Research Laboratory​*"MIKRA" (מִקְרָא, Neh. 8:8), a synonym for the Tanach (the Bible)--its reading, interpretation, and application--is an acrostic, which stands for the Manuscript Institute for Knowledge, Research, and Application. As a research laboratory, it specializes in the analysis of original language Judeo-Christian texts from ancient to early modern periods. Learn more HERE. Brian Rickett Brian is the principal researcher at MIKRA and  founding Pastor-Teacher of the Bible Church of Beebe, planted in 2008-09. Brian has served as a seminary professor and classroom instructor for more than 20 years, as well as various church planting and pastoral roles in Arkansas and California. He earned his master's degrees from The Master's Seminary (Los Angeles, CA), and is currently engaged in doctoral studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX). He is married and joined in ministry by his lovely wife Janet; they are in their 27th year of marriage. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (Brookes Bible College, St. Ann, MO) 8:30am       Registration/Check-in 9:00am        Session #1: Introduction to the Artifacts: Scrolls 1.      Dead Sea Scroll, Isaiah2.      Esther scroll3.      Eastern European scroll4.      Ashkenazi and Sephardi Scrolls5.      Romanian and Italian Torah Scrolls 12:00pm    Open Exhibit and Lunch 1:30pm       Session #2: Introduction to the Artifacts: Manuscripts and Fragments 6.      Papyrus Fragments7.      Kennicott8.    Alba, North French and Rothschild Miscellanies9.    Taj Torah and Codex L   Thursday, November 21, 2019 (Brookes Bible College, St. Ann, MO) 9:00am        Session #3: Overview of Historical Forms of Texts 1.      Scroll: The earliest forms and how they were made2.      Codex: When Scripture became a book3.      NT Fragments: Textual Media4.      Early Translations: Gerima Gospels: A Case Study5.      Medieval Texts: Scripture is the silent years  12:00pm        Open Exhibit and Lunch 1:30pm        Session #4: Scripture As Textual Artifact 1.      What are Textual Artifacts2.      Codicology; Paleography; Art History – What they tell us3.      Ashkenazi & Sephardi Traditions   Friday, November 22, 2019 (Brookes Bible College, St. Ann, MO) 9:00am Session Talk #5: Scripture and Civilization: The Way that Scripture Positively Shapes Society: Q&A Panel 1.      Artifacts and Propositional Truth: Propositions of a Christian Theistic Worldview2.    Theological Matters: Scripture's Self-witness      3.    Scripture in Europe (E.g. Oxford)4.      Scripture in the New World 12:00pm        Open Exhibit and Lunch1:30pm        Session #6: Scripture and Technology: Where are we going? 1.      Recent discoveries2.      Trends3.      Integration of Technology with textual studies

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