Bible Society

Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Bible Society


a religious and social organization in Russia. It was established in December 1812 by order of the Emperor Alexander I as the St. Petersburg Bible Society; in 1814 it was reorganized into the Russian Bible Society. Its objective was to disseminate the Bible. The propaganda of the Bible Society was linked to the reactionary external and domestic policies of tsarism. It was particularly active after 1816 because of the leading role played by tsarism in the Holy Alliance. Prominent dignitaries and representatives of the higher clergy headed the Bible Society. Prince A. N. Golitsyn was elected president. There was a total of 289 branches of the Bible Society in the country. Its activity came to a halt in 1824, and the society was formally disbanded in 1826.


Pypin, A. N. Religioznye dvizheniia pri Aleksandre I. St. Petersburg, 1916.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Philippine Bible Society is headed by Retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno.
We could not have asked for a better partner as a distributor than the German Bible Society," says Martin Wiedmann, son of the deceased artist.
The American Bible Society and the Baptizo Controversy (1816-1836)
At Ysgol Bro Tegid, close to the chapel where Rev Thomas Charles was minister, children were told the Bible's story by Mary Thomas, secretary of the Bala and Penllyn Bible Society and Dr Onesimus Ngundu, a native of Zimbabwe who is the guardian of the Bible.
A Cushman & Wakefield team led by Helen Hwang, Nat Rockett, Steve Kohn, Karen Wiedenmann and Brian Szczapa, represented American Bible Society in the transaction.
En su prologo Ruwet mostro que los manuscritos mexicanos de la Bible Society constituyen un cuerpo documental de primera importancia, con textos en espanol, en nahuatl y en purepecha del siglo xvi y comienzos del xvii.
As it turned out, Mills's sacrifice turned his life in another direction, for his talents were drawn off into the movement to form a national Bible society, and away from his goal of becoming a missionary.
Impressed on the front hard cover is Presented by the British & Foreign Bible Society and handwritten on the first page inside is Presented to Francis Foley on his 9th birthday by his affectionate father, December 9, 1891.
At these annual gatherings Bible Society directors exchange strategies to help each society to be more effective in its own region.
The poll comes as the Bible Society launches a new mobile phone app to try and get more children and families reading the bible.
I AM researching on behalf of the Bible Society about the importance of the Bible to individuals in World War I.
ISLAMABAD -- General Secretary of Pakistan Bible Society, Anthony Aijaz Lamuel called on Pakistan High Commissioner for UK, Wajid Shamsul Hasan in London on Monday.

Full browser ?