3/27/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. David A. deSilva, Trustees' Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary, was recently in Beirut, Lebanon, to launch the publication of an Arabic translation of his book, “An Introduction to the New Testamemt: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation.” The book was originally published in English by InterVarsity Press and has since appeared in Chinese and Korean.
“I feel deeply privileged in that my New Testament Introduction is the first to be made available in the Arabic language,” said Dr. deSilva. “I hope that the book will encourage Arab-speaking Christians as they seek to have a kingdom impact in the Middle East.”
On Thursday, Feb. 26, Dr. deSilva gave a public lecture at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) on the Book of Revelation. He addressed common misconceptions about Revelation, while exploring its writing and communication as an act of political, economic, and ideological critique.
After he presented his argument, two local theologians, ABTS faculty Rev. Dr. Hikmat Kashouh and Rev. Dr. Johnny Awwad, Near East School of Theology faculty, gave their responses. Dr. deSilva’s lecture presented an alternative approach to Revelation, beginning with honoring its character as “letter,” biblical “prophecy,” and “unveiling” (or “apocalypse”). ABTS President Elie Haddad moderated the public forum.
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