2011 - Year of the Bible
2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. Events are planned throughout the Diocese - click here for details. Please contact the Diocesan Communications Officer, to have your event added.
Great and Manifold Blessings: The Making of the King James Bible
An exhibition at Cambridge University Library
Tuesday 18th January - Saturday 18th June (except April 22-25th inclusive)
This exhibition at the University Library looks at the history of translation of the Bible into English, culminating in the famous King James Version of 1611, described as one of the greatest works in the English language. The exhibition includes manuscripts produced by the men who worked on the translation, pamphlets giving feedback on the new Bible (which was not received with universal approval) and copies of some of the Library's rarest bibles, including the Gutenberg Bible and the so-called "Wicked Bible".
For more details go to http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/exhibitions/KJV/
Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
There is an official Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in October 2011. The Ven Hugh McCurdy, Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech, will be one of the leaders on this pigrimage. Why not consider joining it and seeing the sites where many of Jesus’ words and miracles are remembered?
Essential 100 from Scripture Union
Scripture Union have published a book called Essential 100 -Your journey through the bible in 100 readings. In it there are 50 readings from the Old Testament and 50 from the New. There are designed to give readers a good understanding of the overall Bible story. Again this can be used by individuals or by a group. For further details go to www.e100challenge.org.uk
- Diocese of Ely 2011 Year of the Bible leaflet.
- Bible Challenge logo
- Bishop Davidís Bible Challenge booklet
- Diocese of Ely Resource Centre has some material which can be borrowed and used to stimulate thoughts for church or school based activities
- E100 Bible Reading Challenge based around 100 carefully selected Bible readings (50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament) designed to give participants a good understanding of the overall Bible story from Genesis to Revelation.
- www.biblefresh.com This website is at the heart of the celebrations. It has many ideas and resources for making an impact next year. As a Diocese we have decided not to try and replicate that but hope that you will use that and tailor what is there to your situation. Biblefresh.com contains resource ideas, preaching themes and resources, a great Leaders’ guide and so much more.
- Round the Bible Blog at roundthebible.wordpress.com
- www.kingjamesbibletrust.org is a site about the KJV
- The Bible Gateway site accesses many translations www.biblegateway.com
- Scripture Union have a good website at www.scriptureunion.org.uk which includes info on their E100 Bible Reading Challenge which gives you just 100 key passages to chew at.
- www.biblestudytools.com is a huge American study site.
- www.biblicalstudies.org.uk is UK based and supported by a number of Bible Colleges.
- www.whatsinthebible.com A new 13 DVD series from VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer designed to walk kids and families through the entire Bible.