Category Archives: How to Study

Suggestions and observations on how to study Scripture

How to Study the Bible — 5

Questions to Help Us See An answer without a question is of no value. What good is it to know the answer is “70 times 7″ if we don’t know that the question is, “Lord, how many times must I … Continue reading

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How to Study the Bible — Minor note

I have emphasized that the foundation of Bible study — of all study — is careful, attentive observation. We cannot understand or live by what we have not noticed. The online New York Times Review of Books for May 8 … Continue reading

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Book Review — Brunn: “One Bible, Many Versions”

This is a very helpful book for those first exploring the challenges of Bible translation but it has some odd and frustrating limitations. The purpose of the book is not to evaluate various translations of the Bible but to examine … Continue reading

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Bible Study Overview – 4

Have you read the first few posts? I especially hope you’ve read the first one, entitled “Agassiz and the Fish.” It emphasizes the lesson I want to repeat repeatedly: There is no real Bible study that is not grounded in … Continue reading

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How To Study the Bible – 3

Studying the Bible for yourself, rather than just letting someone else tell you what it means, requires inductive study. That means looking at the text with no preconceived notions, letting the text itself be the foundation for what you come … Continue reading

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How to Study the Bible – 2

Here are three more suggestions about how to get to know the Bible so that you can become a truly biblical person. 1.  Get to know whole books at a time. Read, for example, the whole book of Mark at … Continue reading

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How To Study the Bible – 1

Listening Have you read the earlier post about Agassiz and the fish? If not, that would be a good place for you to begin this series on how to study the Bible. You’ll find there a clear lesson about my … Continue reading

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