Mark Burnett Plans Follow-up to “The Bible”

What’s unclear is if this will be a sequel (though Acts and the journeys of Paul would make a great one). From the Hollywood Reporter: Mark Burnett says there will be a follow-up project to his hugely successful 10-part miniseries, The Bible. The producer also revealed he has just finished editing the feature version of the series that will [Read More...]

Yee haw: Behold, the Texas Bible

I kid you not. A gentleman by the name of John Dyer has developed an app that translates the Bible for Texans: Just about any time I teach from the Scriptures I have to point out a place where the English Bible says “you,” but the original Hebrew or Greek indicates you plural rather than you singular. [Read More...]

Man spends four years writing out the Bible by hand

Wow:  A man in upstate New York has just about finished a task that was common enough until the invention of the printing press: Over the past four years, he has copied the King James Bible by hand, the Associated Press reports. Phillip Patterson, a 63-year-old resident of Philmont, N.Y., a town near the Massachusetts border, may [Read More...]

Firefighters sworn in on an iPad

Check this out: Four Atlantic City, N.J., firemen were promoted to the rank of battalion chief Friday morning. But when officials at City Hall couldn’t find a Bible for the oath of office, they decided to use an iPad Bible app instead. Read more and see video here.   [Read more...]

Surprise hit of the new TV season? “American Bible Challenge”

The unique new game show has struck a chord with viewers, according to Catholic News Service: The “American Bible Challenge” has been watched by more than 2 million people in the United States every Thursday night since its debut Aug. 23, making it the most successful show in Game Show Network in history. And to [Read More...]

Secret Service investigating “Pray for Obama” sign

It’s not the sign that’s causing trouble, but the Bible verse accompanying it. Details: The Secret Service is looking into a sign posted in Victoria, Texas. The sign says “Pray for Obama”, but it’s the scripture quoted below those words that is raising eyebrows: Psalms 109:8. Psalms 109:8 reads, “Let his days be few, and let [Read More...]

Bible belonging to Elvis goes on the auction block

I suspect it’s The King’s King James version, don’t you? Details from the BBC: A bible which once belonged to Elvis Presley is expected to fetch more than £20,000 when it is auctioned in Greater Manchester next month. The book was given to the legendary singer by his Uncle Vester and Aunt Clettes for his [Read More...]

Scholar overhauls Hebrew bible for first time in 500 years

This is pretty remarkable news:  For the past 30 years, Israeli Judaic scholar Menachem Cohen has been on a mission of biblical proportions: Correcting all known textual errors in Jewish scripture to produce a truly definitive edition of the Old Testament. His edits, focusing primarily on grammatical blemishes and an intricate set of biblical symbols, [Read More...]

Just in time for vacation season: hotel swaps the Bible for Kindle

Ladies and gentlemen, the future is here (or, at least, in Britain): From today, all 148 rooms at the Hotel Indigo will contain a Kindle e-reader pre-loaded with a copy of the Bible. The hotel is claiming to be the first in Britain to offer such a service. Guests are also permitted to download a [Read More...]

Creating an Arctic bible: how do the Eskimos say “desert”?

Here’s something the original authors of sacred scripture never had to think about: Later this spring, an entire Bible in Inuktitut, the language of Inuit people and the most widely spoken aboriginal tongue in Canada’s Arctic, will be dedicated at an igloo-shaped church in Nunavut, an autonomous region carved out of the Northwest Territories in 1999. [Read More...]