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Bible Or Bibles?

How Translation Influences Our Understanding Of The Scriptures Speaker

Dr. Jessie Rogers

Saturday 22nd October 10.00am to 12.30pm.
Venue: Sacred Heart Hall
Western Road


To mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible,
Dr. Jessie Rogers will explore the impact of translation
on how the Bible is received and understood.

Dr. Jessie Rogers

Dr. Jessie Rogers, originally from South Africa, was awarded a DPhil from the University of Stellenbosch for research into the figure of Woman Wisdom in the Book of Sirach.

She has lectured in Biblical Studies and Hebrew and currently holds the Terence Albert O’Brien Post in Biblical Studies in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick and the Dominican Biblical Institute.

Her research interests include the Wisdom literature of the Second Temple Period and the cultural reception of the bible.

At present she is researching the use of the book of Daniel in 1 Corinthians, biblical themes in Irish stained glass, and various readings of the book of Job.

Jessie is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Old Testament Society of South Africa and the Irish Biblical Association.

Her recent publications include:

Forthcoming. "Filling in the gaps: 'Faithful' readings of the book of Job". Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association 34.

2009. "Biblical Themes in Stained Glass Windows" Intercom, November 2009

2009. "Jonah and the Pagans" South African Baptist Journal of Theology 18.

2006. J. Rogers & S. Kareithi. “The shame of men is at their backs …” The gender implications of discrepancy between proverbial wisdom and the law. Journal For Semitics 15/2


  • 09.30 Registration
  • 10.00 Welcome and Introduction
            Scripture reading from KJV
  • 10.15 Presentation: Dr. Jessie Rodgers
  • 11.00 Coffee and Scones
  • 11.00 Discussion in Groups
  • 11.55 Plenary session
           and feedback from groups
  • 12.30 AGM Reports

Registration fee €15, paid-up members €10.

Includes coffee/tea, plus biscuits/scones at 11.00

Membership renewal (€15) now due


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CTF Committee '10 -'12
Mary Coakley , Charles Conroy, Anne Francis, Geraldine Gracie, Derek Johnston, Evelyne O'Callaghan,
Seán O'Sullivan, Tom Riordan, John Scanlan.