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Guide to the American Standard Bible Committee. Records ca. 1937-ca. 1946

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

American Standard Bible Committee. Records

Dates:

ca. 1937-ca. 1946

Size:

3.5 linear ft. (7 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The American Standard Bible Committee was established by the ecumenical Protestant International Council of Religious Education in 1937 to create a revision of the American Standard Bible, taking account of contemporary scholarship. A Revised Standard New Testament was published in 1946, and an Old Testament in 1952. The collection consists primarily of manuscripts and notes compiled by Professor William A. Irwin of the Oriental Institute, who served on the Committee. The materials illustrate the various stages of the revision and the work of different members of the Committee on assigned portions of the Old Testament. The remaining papers include American Standard Bible Committee meeting minutes, correspondence, and public relations material.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: American Standard Bible Committee. Records[Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The American Standard Bible Committee was established by the ecumenical Protestant International Council of Religious Education in 1937 to create a revision of the American Standard Bible, taking account of contemporary scholarship. A Revised Standard New Testament was published in 1946, and an Old Testament in 1952.

Scope Note

The collection consists primarily of manuscripts and notes compiled by Professor William A. Irwin of the Oriental Institute, who served on the Committee. The materials illustrate the various stages of the revision and the work of different members of the Committee on assigned portions of the Old Testament. The remaining papers include American Standard Bible Committee meeting minutes, correspondence, and public relations material.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1

Series I. Work on Genesis

Box 1

Series II. Notes on Genesis and Exodus Work on Exodus

Box 2

Series III. Work on Leviticus and Numbers

Box 2

Series IV. Work on Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth and I Samuel

Box 3

Series V. Work on II Samuel and I Kings

Box 3

Series VI. Work on II Kings and I and II Chronicles

Box 4

Series VII. Work on Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms and Proverbs

Box 5

Series VIII. Work on Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel

Box 6

Series IX. Work on Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah and Micah

Box 6

Series X. Papers of J. M. P. Smith, relating to his work in 1930-31 Minutes of meetings of the American Standard Bible Committee

Box 7

Series XI. Expense Accounts (Irwin) Committee Correspondence

Box 7

Series XII. Lectures Letters from the Public Press and Publicity