On July 5th, join us for a Zoom webinar to commemorate the 100 year period since Bible House, the central hub for what was then the Hibernian Bible Society, was burned down during the Irish Civil War in 1922.
On July 30th Bible House was occupied and on July 5th when it was evident that government forces were too strong, the Anti-Treaty forces set it on fire (along with all the other buildings they had occupied). In the midst of the destruction the Hibernian BS lost a First Edition King James Bible, a copy of the first complete Bible printed in China and a First Edition of the NT in Irish from 1603. Following this destruction, the property on Dawson St, where we are now was acquired and eventually as you know the Hibernian Bible Society diverged into the two Societies we now have in Belfast and Dublin.
We thought it would be good to mark this from two perspectives – from the lens of the relevance of the Bible in Ireland, and looking at the Bible Society in Ireland past, present and future.