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Along with the other administrative offices at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the James P. Boyce Centennial Library will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. We will re-open the following morning according to our normal operating schedule.
Take the opportunity to learn about Dr. King’s 1961 visit to the seminary:
On November 6, the SBTS community commemorated the 150th birthday of Dr. Archibald Thomas Robertson (Nov. 6, 1863–Sept. 24, 1934). Robertson began teaching at the seminary in 1888 as assistant to John A. Broadus, and he continued teaching until his sudden death in 1934. To this day, Robertson’s name remains synonymous with mastery of New Testament Greek. With dozens of published books to his name—including the ever popular Word Pictures in the New Testament and A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in Light of Historical Research—Robertson remains one of the most influential minds ever produced by Southern Seminary. In addition to his New Testament scholarship, Robertson’s further contributions to the seminary’s public reputation came through his frequent lecture engagements to churches and Bible conferences. His tireless efforts helped strengthen the perception of Southern Seminary as a Baptist institution committed to training preachers in orthodox doctrine, warm piety, and biblical exposition.
[This article by Steve Jones originally appeared in the Dec-Jan 2012 issue of Towers.]
Today, the months of December and January mark a period of rest from studies or a focused class for students at Southern Seminary. That wasn’t the case for students in the 19th century. For students at that time, these months marked a trying period of intermediate examinations.
These exams were notoriously difficult, Read more …