Maryland Bible Society Brings History Alive

| October 11, 2014

PrintAs the State of Maryland celebrated the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner, the Maryland Bible Society is teaching history is a unique way. MBS was formed in 1810, and over the past 200 years has accumulated a fascinating collection of Bibles, books, and historical objects that tell the social history of the area.

The collection, now housed at Stevenson University and accessible to scholars, is made available by MBS through “Bible Sundays” at churches throughout the region. The presentation combines a proclamation of the Word of God with bringing history to life through the remarkable objects offered for display and description — and has received an enthusiastic reception.

The 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner makes a particularly appropriate occasion to renew interest in history told through Bibles, as James McHenry (for whom Fort McHenry is named) was a prominent member of the Maryland Bible Society in the 19th Century.

As MBS begins its third century, it has turned its emphasis from printing and distributing Bibles to “encouraging and helping people read, understand and live out the truths and principles God has given us through His Holy Scriptures”, as explained by Executive Director David Moyer. MBS’ goal is to “ignite fresh passion for God’s Word.” That passion is fully on display in the Bible Sundays, which bring to life the impact of the Scriptures on history, and on today.

For information about having a Bible Sunday at your church, contact Cathy Johnson.

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