Preserving Bible Times, Inc. (“PBT”) is a faith-based educational organization with a vision for preserving and presenting Biblical Truth and meaning through integrating the Biblical text with its visual, geographical, literary, historical and cultural context. PBT’s approach is to creatively assemble a “tool box” of Bible Times related images, resources and contextual elements that will allow the Scriptures to increasingly come alive for 21st Century readers as they did for 1st Century hearers. This integrated contextual approach to engaging the Scriptures is shared in PBT’s “Bible Alive,” “Making Disciples Jesus’ Way,” “The Bible and the Land,” and “The Passion of Jesus in Context” teaching weekends hosted by churches, in our week-long “Bible Alive” Intensives, as well as our growing portfolio of Bible-in-Context resources, e.g. DVDs, CDs, publications, maps featured in different sections of this website.
Consistent with its preservation charter, PBT has assembled some of the finest archives of Bible Times related images in the world. This includes dozens of hours of standard and High Definition land and aerial motion footage that is without peer. These visual and contextual resources are shared in a variety of educational ways and resources to encourage an understanding of Biblical context and to further equip those serving in preaching and teaching ministries.
As a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt corporation, Preserving Bible Times depends on the contributions of like-minded individuals and organizations, as well as revenues from its seminars, conferences, workshops and “Bible in Context” resources to 1) continue exploring the cultural, literary, geographical and historical context of the various Biblical periods, and 2) sharing this contextual information in a variety of educational media, e.g., print, video, digital, radio and web, with students of the Bible everywhere.
Preserving Bible Times current Board Members are
- Becky Cooke
- William Nickels
- Dr. John Bernbaum, Vice President
- Douglas Greenwold, Executive Director and Secretary
- Lyn Mickley Huff, Treasurer
- David Weatherby, President
How You Can Participate With Us…
PBT’s vision is the preservation and teaching of Biblical Truth. Our strategy is to focus on the integrated contextual restoration (literary, historical, cultural and geographical contexts) of the Biblical record. Our purpose is to reconstruct the intended meanings of the words, places, names, people, etc., in the Biblical record to allow for a (re)discovery of the Biblical writer’s intended purpose and meaning. Our activities are educational in nature, e.g., seminars, conferences and workshops, together with the development of Bible-in-Context resources for public use. Our desire is that the words of the Biblical record would increasingly come alive for 21st century minds and hearts.
There are various ways you can support the preservational and educational purposes of PBT:
Pray For Us. There are many things we could do with our image archives and contextual research. Pray that we set the “right” priorities, do the “right’ things, and are discerning in how best to research and document the contextual dimensions of the Bible, and how best to share that with the world.
Spread the Word. Tell others about our contextual resources and our web site. We need others to know about us, use our resources and get excited about the crucial role context has in understanding the land and message of the Bible.
Use Our Contextual Resources. The purchase of our Bible-in-Context educational resources, in part, helps us to have sufficient funds to develop additional such resources.
Financially Support us. We truly welcome and need your financial support, especially for image and photographic acquisition, teaching resource and seminar development and for our “Digging Deeper” radio broadcast ministry. If you would like to become financially involved in this Bible-in-Context vision, you can
Contact Doug Greenwold, Executive Director at 410-953-0557 or
mail us at PBT, P.O. Box 83357, Gaithersburg, MD 20883-3357
PBT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all gifts are tax deductible. A written receipt will be provided for all gifts to the address indicated.