VCY Hosts Pastor’s Appreciation Luncheon

Rare Bible Collection & Artifacts Come to VCY Pastors Luncheon
October 8, 2019

See the Biblical Heritage Archive Traveling Museum at VCY’s Pastor’s Appreciation Month Luncheon Tuesday October 8, 2019. For nearly 30 years Dr. David L. Brown has acquired ancient historic tablets, manuscripts, and Bibles from across Europe and the United States. See genuine cuneiform tablets from the time of Abraham, an ancient Hebrew Scroll fragment from Genesis, Greek papyrus fragments, a rare velum lectionary page, and ancient Latin, Greek, and English Bibles dating from the 1400’s through the 1600’s. There will be 80 feet of antiquities on display for you to see. Rarely will you see all these things in one place, and likely never are they open so you can see them up close.

Dr. Brown will be taking you by PowerPoint to Mount Sinai where God revealed His Words to Moses, to the Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and to the dungeons where Christians were tortured for preaching, teaching and reading the Word of God in their own language. Hear the exciting stories of how God used men brave men like Wycliffe, Tyndale, Coverdale, Rogers to translate the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts into English, and learn the price they paid that we might be able to read the Bible in the English language today.

This will be a visual display that God has preserved His Word and that believers need to more boldly share the Gospel in your own Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria or wherever you go!

This event will be held at the VCY Headquarters, 3434 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53208.

Viewing of the Biblical Heritage Archive begins at 9:30AM with the PowerPoint presentation beginning at 10:30AM. This is for Pastors only. Each pastor attending will receive a complimentary leaf (page) from either a Geneva Bible or a King James Bible from 1560-1634 along with a certificate of authenticity.

Registration deadline: Friday, October 4.
Call 414-935-3000 or 1-800-729-9829.

Partial list of the items that will be on display at the WVCY Pastor’s Luncheon

October 8, 2019

Old Testament Era

  • Cuneiform Tablets from the era of Abraham of the Bible
  • 1600 A.D. Hebrew Scroll of Genesis 1
  • Torah Scroll (Pentateuch)
  • Torah Scroll – The Sin of Nadab & Abihu (Leviticus 8:17-13:29)
  • Dead Sea Scroll Fragment – Genesis 1:18-27*
  • Dead Sea Scroll – 10 Commandments from the Book of Deuteronomy*
  • Tel Dan Stele 9th Century B.C. – First historical evidence of King David*
  • Seals of The Ancient Kings of Israel
  • Shofar
  • Oil curse from the time of King David
  • 1600’s Haftarah (select handwritten Hebrew Scriptures)
  • Flood Tablet XI – Gilgamesh / Noah’s Ark*
  • 540 B.C. Cylinder of Nabonidus confirms the Belshazzar did exist.*
  • 536 B.C. Cyrus Cylinder – Jews allow to return and rebuild Jerusalem*
  • 900 A.D. Aleppo Codex leaf*
  • 1008 A.D. Leningrad Codex*

New Testament Era

  • Oil Lamp from the time of Christ
  • Pottery from the time of Christ
  • Roman Glass from the time of Christ
  • Coins from the time of Christ
  • Crucifixion Nail from the time of Christ
  • Select biblical coins: Widows mite; Tyrian Shekel that Just got 30 of for betraying Christ; Pilate coin and more

Early Christian Era

  • Papyrus – What most of the NT was written on
  • Parchment – What some Scripture was written on
  • Various early Greek fragments of the New Testament
  • 125 A.D. – P52 Gospel of John Fragment
  • 74 A.D. – P64 – Magdelene Fragment of Matthew 26 of the New Testament
  • Before 90 A.D. Earliest known Gospel of Mark portion

Manuscript Scripture Portions Leading Up To our English Bible

  • Before 561 A.D. Cathac leaf*
  • 698-721 A.D. Lindisfarne Gospels*
  • 800 A.D. Book of Kells leaf*
  • Early Illuminated Latin Manuscript Scripture
  • 1380’s John Wycliffe Bible leaf
  • 1371 John Wyciffe Bible*

Greek New Testament

  • Alleged to be 330-360 A.D. – Sinaiticus*
  • 1516 Erasmus Greek/Latin Testament*
  • 1519 Erasmus Greek/Latin Testament*
  • 1522 Erasmus Greek/Latin Testament (Textus Receptus)
  • 1549 Stephanus Greek New Testament
  • 1550 Stephanus Greek New Testament (Textus Receptus)
  • 1633 Elzevir Greek New Testament first to actually be called Textum ergo habes, nunc ab omnibus receptum that can be translated as: the (reader) now has the text that is received by all.

First Printed Bible

  • 1455 Gutenberg Bible*
  • 1535 First Printed Luther Bible*

Printed English Bibles

  • 1526 Tyndale New Testament* (first printed English New Testament)
  • 1532 Tyndale New Testament*
  • 1536 Tyndale New Testament
  • 1535 Coverdale Bible (first complete Bible)
  • 1537 Matthews Bible*
  • 1551 Matthews Bible
  • 1539 Great Bible*
  • 1557 Geneva New Testament*
  • 1560 Geneva Bible of the Pilgrims
  • 1568 Bishops Bible
  • 1611 King James Bible
  • 1612 First Hand Held King James Bible
  • 1613 Black Letter King James Bible
  • 1717 “Vinegar Bible”

American Bibles

  • 1663 Eliot Indian Bible leaf – First Bible printed in America. Was in Algonquin Indian language
  • 1782 Aitken Bible printed under an act of United States Congress

Miscellaneous Books

  • 1684 Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
  • New England Primer
  • Noah Webster’s Blue Back Speller

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