Dr. Ebojo speaks at the Divine Word Seminary Symposium
The Divine Word Seminary-Tagaytay (DWST), School of Theology, held a symposium on the “History of the Filipino Bible” last March 2 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, at the DWST Arnoldus Hall, Tagaytay City. more than 150 participated in the Symposium, coming from different nearby seminaries and convents, as well as faculty members of DWST.
Among the symposium speakers were Dr. Edgar Ebojo (PhD, University of Birmingham and PBS Publishing Manager), who gave a presentation on “From One Language to Another: A Discourse on the History of the Bible Transmission in the Philippines”)”; Rev. Fr. Randolf Flores, SVD (SSL, Biblicum, Rome; PhD, Ateneo), presented a sketch of the “History of the Ilocano Bible”; Sr. Miriam Alejandrino, OSB (SSL, Biblicum-Rome; STD Gregoriana-Rome), the “History of the Cebuano Bible”; and Rev. Fr. Oscar Alunday, SVD (STL, Salesiana-Rome), who gave a presentation on the “History of the Tingguian Bible”, in which PBS has undertaken a translation of the Gospel of Mark in one of the ten Tinggian dialects. Rev. Federiico Villanueva (PhD, University of Bristol) was chosen as respondent to the four presentations. Question and Answer ensued after the presentations.
Also, PBS Translation Supervisor, Mrs. Jojee Martinez (on study leave) and Translation staff Miss Leizl Ocampo accompanied Dr. Ebojo, taking along with them various samples of early and modern Bibles, kept at the PBS archives and holdings, to give participants better appreciation of the work of PBS as a Bible translating, producing, distributing, and engaging ministry.
Dr. Ebojo intimated that “it has been a rare privilege to deliver the keynote address… during the Divine Word Seminary-sponsored Symposium on the History of the Filipino Bible. Not only was it a ‘historic’ event, but also an ‘interconfessional’ fellowship of brothers and sisters in the Lord. The Lord be praised!”