The day and month of the Bible Why is held?
The days of the Bible is a celebration that takes place in several countries, which are not necessarily on the same date, apart from being carried out by different religious groups relate to the Bible in any way, including evangelicals, Roman Catholics and Orthodox.
In Chile there is not yet an institutionalized days, although the Bible Society, as in other countries, has been responsible for the campaign to promote the conclusion of months of the Bible, which is the month of September.
Why September is the month of the Bible?
Because the Bible Society maintains links with both the evangelical church with the Vatican, it was the month of September as the month of the Bible for two reasons:
1) For Catholics: Because September 30th is the day of St. Jerome, the man who dedicated his life to studying and translating the Bible into Latin.
2) For the evangelicals, “Because the September 26 1569 was finished printing the first Bible translated by the Spanish Casiodoro de Reina called “Bible of the Bear. “Is so called because the cover of this Bible was a bear eating honey from a honeycomb. This translation, which was later revised by Cipriano de Valera, gave birth to the famous version “Reina Valera”.
Of the “Month of the Bible” shows “the Day of the Bible,” which is celebrated in several countries, though on different dates, including: Argentina (fourth Sunday of September), Venezuela, Nicaragua (last Sunday in September) Dominican Republic (September 27) and so on. In the latter two countries, that day is institutionalized by law.
In Chile has not yet approved by the government to formalize a “Day of the Bible”, although there are proposals that are pending in Congress to make this day takes place the last Sunday of September each year. As indicated by the portal Terra, a project presented by Congressman Alberto Cardemil, but according to the journalistic note, come unlikely to be effective, since they think a “curious”
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