International Society of Bible Collectors

2016 Convention      

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 28-29 • Nashville, Tennessee 


    Featuring Keynote Speaker

                    Dr. David J. Trobisch

   Director of Collections for the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.


David oversees the more than 40,000 rare biblical texts and artifacts that today comprise the Museum of the Bible Collection. As the collection’s director, Trobisch advises on new acquisitions, identifies story lines for the collection’s traveling exhibits and forthcoming international museum and supervises a team of some 30 scholars and curators from around the world. Trobisch's academic work has concentrated on the formation of the Christian Bible, ancient New Testament manuscripts and the Epistles of Paul. He previously taught New Testament at the Universities of Heidelberg, Yale Divinity School, and Bangor Theological Seminary, where he ended his teaching career at the rank of full professor holding a named chair. 


Convention Schedule

Friday, October 28th

     9-11 AM – Business meeting

     11-12 – Presentation by David Lachman:Building a Bible Collection: Buying and selling from a

                   bookseller's point of view.” 


     12 -1 PM – Lunch

     1:00 PM - Presentation by John Kramp, of Thomas Nelson Publishers: “Current Challenges in

                        Bible Publishing.”


     2:15 PM – Presentation by Stephen Ricketts & Ron Davis: “Non-English European Bibles

                        published by the American Bible Society in its first 100 years.”


     3:30 PM – Presentation by Dr. David Trobisch: “What do the earliest copies of the Christian Bible

                        look like? The scholarly task to provide a text for modern Bible Translations.”


     5-7 PM – Dinner

     7 PM – Presentation by Dr. David Trobisch: “Challenges and Problems in Designing an   

                  International Bible Museum in Washington, DC.”


Saturday, October 29th  -  Enjoy the sights and sounds of Nashville.


     Accommodations: Brentwood Sleep Inn • 1611 Galleria Blvd., Brentwood, TN 37027 • Phone # - 615-376-2122 • Convention Rate: $100/per day. To guarantee the special convention price be sure to make your reservations by October 13th. Mention that you are attending the ISBC convention. • All meetings will be held at the Brentwood Sleep Inn conference room.


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