Year of the Bible

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, the Authorised Version.  Though there are now many modern translations of the Bible, none can rival the beauty and dignity of the KJB and most still owe a good deal to the words and phrases chosen 400 years ago.  Whilst there are radio programmes and exhibitions (such as the one at the University Library) commemorating the KJB itself, at St Andrew’s we are devoting ourselves to a number of Bible challenges to become more familiar with the text, whichever version we read.   Having completed Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, in Lent we are embarking on the prophet Jeremiah from the Old Testament.  Our Sunday services will be looking at Jeremiah’s pictures, his visions and images, whilst our weekday challenge will be to read through all 52 chapters(!).  The Revd Dr Philip Jenson, Old Testament tutor at Ridley Hall, will be coming to introduce the whole book on Ash Wednesday, 9 March, after a short service at 7.30pm.