Alumnus to Present Sessions on Bible Translations

Alumnus to Present Sessions on Bible Translations

Dr. Mark Ward, BJU Seminary alumnus and author of Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible, will present two lively, informative, next-level sessions on Bible translations Nov. 1-2 on BJU’s campus. 

In the first session — “Is the Textus Receptus Perfect in Every Jot and Tittle?” — Ward will explain some of the basics of New Testament textual criticism while working to show that “TR-onlyism” unfortunately boils down to the very KJV-onlyism it sincerely seeks to avoid. He will answer questions after the paper presentation. 

Ward describes the second session — “Authorized: A Humorous Documentary About KJV Words You Don’t Know You Don’t Know” — as a “Bible-nerdy exploration of how hundreds of years of change in the English language affect our ability to understand the KJV today.” He will model how to engage graciously in a debate which often produces anger and division. Following the 45-minute session, Ward will answer questions from the audience. 

BJU and BJU Seminary students are invited to attend both sessions in person Nov. 1-2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Davis Room. Others may register to join live via Zoom

For more information on Ward’s topic, watch the trailer for his book: