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Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies Tweets the Bible

Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies Tweets the Bible

Throughout the day (midnight to midnight), on Tuesday, September 30, those who follow Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies on Twitter at @LoyolaIPS, or those who follow the #IPSBible hashtag, will receive 96 specially selected verses, highlighting the story of our salvation spanning the entire Bible from Genesis to the Book of Revelation. This is the third year that the institute is working in collaboration with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine on this project.

September 30 is the ancient liturgical observance of the feast of St. Jerome, the renowned translator of the Latin Vulgate. “As Jerome translated the Bible into a common language of his day, our institute is translating the Bible to a common language of our own day,” said Brian Schmisek, PhD, director and associate professor of Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies. “We hope that by tweeting the Bible we generate interest in the Bible itself, the NABRE edition, in particular, and perhaps provide a bit of inspiration.”

Released by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine on March 9, 2011, the NABRE is the culmination of nearly 20 years of work by a group of nearly 100 scholars and theologians, including bishops, revisers, and editors. The NABRE includes a newly revised translation of the entire Old Testament, along with the 1986 edition of the New Testament.

To receive the scriptural tweets on September 30, please follow Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies on Twitter at @LoyolaIPS, or follow the #IPSBible hashtag.