Friday, March 04, 2011

Houston's New Theological Library

Houston plaintiff's attorney, Mark Lanier, has created a theological library in Northwest Houston that open to scholars who want to do serious research. Lanier is a Baptist who has taught a very popular basic Bible literacy Sunday School class at his church for many years. The Houston Chronicle had a nice article about it today.

The library has an extensive collection, including a fragment of one of the Dead Sea Scrolls (from the book of Isaiah) as well as some other artifacts,  and is continuing to aquire books. It also sponsors a series of lectures brought by scholars from different fields as you will see if you go to the website that I linked above.

In addition to the library, there is a replica of a Byzantine chapel on the grounds:


It looks like a wonderful resource for our area. I'm looking forward to visiting it soon!

3 comments:

Robin said...

Incredibly cool.

But as I said on FB, shouldn't you be posting about a baby today?

Quotidian Grace said...

There should be a baby post in just a few hours--awaiting the call from Dave at the hospital to come down for the delivery!!!
I'm just trying to pass the time until then.....

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

Wow, that looks like a great place to study. It's awesome that they were able to acquire a fragment of the dead sea scrolls!