The Land and the Book
Air Date May 25, 2013
We thrive on information, and much of that information now comes to us
digitally. Before there were iPads or Kindles—or before there were even printed
books—there were manuscripts copied by hand and carefully preserved. This
week’s guest, Mr. Chaim Bernard Spring, knows firsthand the skill required to
produce and preserve those precious manuscripts. We’ll be talking with him
about the importance of these ancient manuscripts for our understanding of the
Later in the program, in our devotional time, we’ll be
traveling to Gilgal…to learn three key lessons from the “rolling stones.”
Chaim Bernard Spring
Rabbi Chaim Spring received his rabbinic ordination in 1959 and served
as an Army Chaplain as well as the director of the Orthodox Union in
California. His career took him to Chicago and, eventually, to Israel where he
studied bookbinding under a master craftsman. For the past 20 years he has
worked repairing and rebinding old books. His skill has allowed him to train
other well-known binders and to see first-hand some of the most priceless
written artifacts…like the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Aleppo Codex. He now travels
back and forth between the United States and Israel.
Dr. Charlie Dyer and Jon Gauger
Dr. Charlie Dyer
Dr. Charlie Dyer is professor-at-large of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill. Dyer is an Old Testament scholar as well as an authority on Middle Eastern history and religion. As a licensed guide to Israel, he has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East over the last two decades. Dyer has authored and co-edited many books and articles on the Middle East and the Old Testament. His articles have been published in Bibliotheca Sacra and Michigan Theological Journal. Dr. Dyer’s books include The Rise of Babylon, What’s Next?, The New Christian Traveler’s Guide to the Holy Land and Strike the Dragon.
Jon Gauger has been with Moody Radio nearly three decades and works with special projects. In addition to being the announcer for Dr. Paul Nyquist's weekly teaching program, Moody Presents, Jon is hosting and producing The Land and the Book. He writes and produces a weekly commentary, creates special documentaries, and has traveled to 30 countries covering stories for Moody Radio, or doing training work with international broadcasting partners. Jon is married to Diana, and they have two grown children—all of whom are Moody graduates. An avid photographer, videographer and reader, Jon also enjoys camping and freelance voice-over work, including audiobook projects.