Trinity's Pastor Writes
Miriam’s Sunday School Study, Class #45: September 12, 2021
Today’s class will study "Abimelech's Covenant" (Genesis 21:22-34).
Handout 1: Text-for-Genesis-21v1-34.pdf
--Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).
Picture: Portrait of Luther pasted in, verso of first flyleaf. The white dots in the photograph are worm holes. The Gruber Rare Books Collection, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. https://gruber.lstc.edu/luthers_bible/1522.php
“Das Neue Testament Deutzsch” 1522 - These efforts in broadening the Bible’s intended audience and providing vernacular Bibles to the literate public were remarkably successful. The 1522 New Testament appeared in at least forty-three editions in three years, resulting in over one hundred thousand copies of what was surely an expensive book. In addition to folio volumes illustrated with woodcuts, the texts also appeared in more compact and less expensive formats. These smaller Bibles often included copies of illustrations from the larger editions as well. The market for vernacular scripture also expanded beyond Luther’s immediate German-speaking compatriots. Southern Methodist University, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas Texas https://www.smu.edu/Bridwell/Special Collections andArchives/Exhibitions/Luther/Bibles/BRA0930