Ashland Theological Seminary to Host Discussion on Common English Bible

10/4/11 ASHLAND, OH -- A panel discussion on the topic of the Common English Bible and "Translation for the 21st Century," will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Smetzer Auditorium inside the Gerber Academic Building on the Ashland Theological Seminary campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature three Ashland Theological Seminary professors: Dr. David A. deSilva, Dr. L. Daniel Hawk, and Dr. John Byron, as well as Dr. Sheila McGinn from John Carroll University, Dr. Paul Kim of Methodist Theological School of Ohio, and Dr. Wray Bryant of Capitol University.

The evening will include a formal presentation by Dr. deSilva titled "The Common English Bible: The Goals and Process behind a New Translation." This will be followed by reviews of the Common English Bible by Dr. McGinn and Dr. Kim, a review titled "Participating in a New Translation" by Dr. Bryant, and reviews by both Dr. Hawk and Dr. Byron. The evening will conclude with Dr. deSilva providing comments on the Apocrypha Editor and then leading a question-and-answer session.

The seminary's Bible Museum will be open following the event. Light refreshments also will be provided.

Those wishing to sample the Common English Bible can access the text on these websites:

http://www.commonenglishbible.com/Explore/PassageLookup/tabid/210/Default.aspx  and

http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/Common-English-Bible-CEB/

For more information on the event, please email atsevents@ashland.edu<mailto:atsevents@ashland.edu> or contact Amy Burns at 419-289-5462.
Ashland Theological Seminary is a graduate division of Ashland University. With campuses in Ashland, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus, Ashland Theological Seminary integrates theological education with Christ-centered transformation as it equips men and women for ministry in the church and the world.