8/5/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. David A. deSilva, Trustees’ Distinguished professor of New Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary, contributed to the new CEB Student Bible (Common English Bible). Dr. deSilva wrote the introductions for the books of Matthew, Colossians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Philemon, Hebrews, 1 & 2 Peter and Jude.
Designed to help students move into deeper forms of both personal and social holiness while helping them make connections between the world of the Bible and their own world, the CEB Student Bible raises challenging questions, engages students’ minds and hearts, and shows them how to participate in the story of God’s people.
Targeted toward students ages 13 and up, the Bible includes multiple prayers and reflections written by students for students, more than 400 articles by a diverse group of biblical scholars and youth ministers from more than a dozen different denominations, and numerous discussion questions and activities designed to help students engage with the text.
Dr. Elizabeth Corrie, associate professor in the Practice of Youth Education and Peacebuilding and director of the Youth Theological Initiative at Candler School of Theology, served as general editor.
First published in 2011, the Common English Bible was built by the collaborative effort of 120 Bible translators from 24 denominations and 500 Bible readers from diverse backgrounds and hundreds of different churches. The CEB uses words and phrases that sound natural and conversational and offers a balanced, accurate and sensitive translation that mirrors how people talk, read and write.
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.