Bernard Taylor, professor of religion at Loma Linda University, will discuss "Jude--Faith Again for the First Time" Sabbath, Nov. 16. The one-chapter book of Jude is the next-to-the last book of the New Testament and continues the Roy Branson and Friends Sabbath School class' study of the Minor Prophets of the New Testament.
Dr. Taylor, who earned his Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute, is a world-renowned scholar in the study of the Septuagint, the Hebrew scriptures translated into Greek. He will explore, among other things, the significance of the book of Jude quoting from the book of Enoch, which is not a part of the biblical canon. The conclusion of the book of Jude is one of the most magnificent benedictions, repeated in Christian church services for over two thousand years: "Now, to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to make you stand without blemish in the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen."
The Roy Branson and Friends Sabbath School class meets from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., every Sabbath, in Centennial Complex room 3111.