Miriam’s Sunday School Class #47, September 26, 2021

Today’s class will continue to study the “Sacrifice of Isaac” (Genesis 22:1-19).
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-22.pdf
Handout 2: Suffering-Temptation-in-the-Lutheran-Confessions.pdf
–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Picture:  Luther’s “December Testament” appeared with the same set of woodcuts used in the first edition. The illustration of the Harlot of Babylon (Revelation 17-18), however, is an altered version of the woodblock that Cranach originally used to illustrate the September edition. In the earlier printing, the woodcut had a clear Protestant agenda, as Cranach emphasized the harlot’s identification with the Catholic Church by placing the triple tiara of the papacy upon her head. However, after warnings that this symbolism was too offensive, the book was reprinted with the papal tiara removed from this image.

Southern Methodist University, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas Texas https://www.smu.edu/Bridwell/Special Collections andArchives/Exhibitions/Luther/Bibles/BRA0930

 

Miriam’s Sunday School, Class #46 on September 19, 2021

Today’s class will study the “Sacrifice of Isaac” (Genesis 22:1-19).
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-22.pdf

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Picture:  Although Martin Luther was not the first to translate the Bible into German, he was the first to translate the text from the original biblical languages. First printed at Wittenberg in September 1522, Luther’s German New Testament was considered a philological and literary masterpiece that exerted enormous influence on the development of modern German. This second edition, known as the “Dezembertestament,” is the earliest publication in Bridwell Library’s extensive collection of Protestant Bibles printed in numerous vernacular languages.

Southern Methodist University, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas Texas https://www.smu.edu/Bridwell/Special Collections andArchives/Exhibitions/Luther/Bibles/BRA0930

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

Miriam’s Sunday School, Class #44: on September 5, 2021 

Today’s class will study “Isaac is Born” (Geneses 21:1-7) and “Hagar and Ishmael” (Genesis 21:8-21)
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-21v1-34.pdf

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

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Picture:  “Das Neue Testament Deutzsch” 1522 – Luther considered the translation of the Bible into German his greatest achievement and his only publication that should outlive him. Recognizing that the Bible’s authority was to be found in the original texts–Hebrew for the Old Testament and Greek for the New Testament–Luther became proficient in both languages. The final publications, however, were not the work of Luther alone but the collaborative achievement of a gathering of scholars in Wittenberg. Their efforts, focused on creating a new German Bible translated from the original languages, rather than from St. Jerome’s Latin Vulgate, proceeded in stages between 1520 and 1534. (Southern Methodist University, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas Texas https://www.smu.edu/ Bridwell/SpecialCollectionsandArchives/Exhibitions/Luther/Bibles )

Miriam’s Sunday School, Class #44:  on August 29, 2021

Today’s class will continue to study Abraham and Abimelech in Genesis 20.
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-20.pdf

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Picture: Ms. Sadie Henson playing the organ for the Eldona Summer Camp in Kerrville, TX July 19-23, 2021.

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Miriam’s Sunday School, Class #42: August 22, 2021

Today’s class will finish up chapter 19 and start to study King Abimelech and Abraham in Genesis 19:30-38 and Genesis 20:1ff.
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-19v30.pdf
Handout 2:  Text-for-Genesis-20v1-18.pdf

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Picture: Pr. Jerry Dulas teaching at the Eldona Summer Camp in Kerrville, TX July 19-23, 2021.

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Miriam’s Sunday School, Class #41: Sunday, August 15, 2021

Today’s class will study Lot and his daughters in Genesis 19.
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-19v30.pdf

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Picture: Bp. James Heiser teaching at the Eldona Summer Camp in Kerrville, TX July 19-23, 2021.

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Miriam’s Sunday School Class #40:  August 8, 2021

Today’s class will study the destruction of Sodom in Genesis 19.
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-19v1-through-29c.pdf

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Picture: Pr. Eric Stefanski leading class at the Eldona Summer Camp in Kerrville, TX July 19-23, 2021.

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Miriam’s Sunday School, Class #39: on Sunday, August 1, 2021

Today’s class will continue to study Abraham’s intercession for Sodom in Genesis 18.
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-18v16-through-33.pdf

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

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Miriam’s Sunday School Class #38: on July 25, 2021

Today’s class will study Genesis 18.
Handout 1:  Text-for-Genesis-18.pdf

–Michael D. Henson, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (Herrin, IL).

Picture: Eldona Summer Camp July 19-23 in Kerrville, Texas.

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