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The Bible Student at Work
Nearly all of us claim to be disciples of Christ who hold the Truth of God. In talking to others we often emphasize that we believe the Bible, that we esteem it as the only source of God’s revelation to man. Do we diligently study this Bible, and show it the proper reverence due a book which has come to us from the Father in Heaven, through His prophets and His Son?
Mark Thou: Of Whom, To Whom, at What Time
It Shall Greatly Helpe Ye To Understand Scripture If Thou Mark... Not only what is Spoken or Wrytten but of Whom and to Whom with what Words at what Time Where to what Intent with what Circumstances considering what Goeth Before and what Followeth.
Studying Your Bible
For centuries, skeptics and atheists have attacked the Bible, claiming it was nothing more than a collection of man’s overactive imagination. “Where did Cain get his wife?” became the question that was supposed to discredit the Bible, silence its defenders, and place it on the shelf with fairy tales and other works of fiction.
3 Ways Not To Use Greek In Bible Study
Bible students love to talk about “the original Greek.” Preachers, too. Some preachers seem to want to work Greek into their sermons as often as they can.
Humility and Torah
At the end of Parshas Behaaloscha (Numbers 12) we read of the incident where Miriam and Aaron, the elder siblings of Moses, speak critically of Moses. As prophets themselves, they believed that they understood the demands that Moses’ position placed upon him, and they believed that this did not justify his actions. (The exact nature of their criticism of Moses is left extremely vague in the text, and is discussed in the commentaries.) God Himself intervenes, and speaks to Miriam and Aaron (Numbers 12:6-8):
Is All This Academic Work Really Necessary?
John Wesley once received a note which said, “The Lord has told me to tell you that He doesn’t need your book-learning, your Greek, and your Hebrew.”
Ground Rules for Intelligent Bible Study
It appears from surveys that few churchgoers study the Bible. They may take comfort from selected verses, but very seldom do they engage the text of Scripture in a sustained effort to learn its meaning.
The Use of Cross-References
One of the fundamental principles of Protestant biblical interpretation is that “Scripture is its own best interpreter.” Luther expressed this principle with the words, Scriptura sui ipsius interpres (“Scripture is its own expositor”), and it was summed up by the authors of the Westminster Confession thus: “The infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture is the Scripture itself: and therefore, when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture ... it must be searched and known by other places that speak more clearly.” For this reason the most important feature of any edition of the Bible (aside from the quality of the translation itself) is the system of cross-references provided in the margin, which helps the reader to find out the meaning of any hard place by “comparing spiritual things with spiritual” (1 Corinthians 2:13). A good set of cross-references, when used diligently and with intelligence, will make much commentary unnecessary.
Women of the Word: Personal Stories
This video shares the personal stories of six women who encourage and equip other women for practical Bible study that is aimed at both the head and the heart.Listen to their answers to the following questions:
Keep Looking: The Life Changing Secret to Reading the Bible
A biologist once told a story about his Harvard professor named Louis Agassiz, who taught him a simple habit to help him see more than he ever dreamed. The lesson he learned is also the secret to lifelong and life-changing Bible reading: keep looking.
Is there some secret to spiritual growth? The answer is “yes!” After an extensive survey of more than 100,000 people from 20 countries over a span of 7 years, the answer was: Bible engagment. Learn more below.
Why are there so many divergent beliefs about what the Bible teaches? Partially, this results from mistakes we make when reading scripture. In this interview, Dr. Jerry Wierwille enumerates seven typical fallacies that bible students commit when reading:
Torah Crash Course
This 3-part teaching series came out of a conviction that people often have deep misunderstandings of Jesus, and what he was all about, as a result of not understanding the bigger story that Jesus was part of and that Jesus saw himself contributing to and fulfilling. These lectures were an effort to condense the first five foundational books of the Bible for they introduce the core story and the plot conflict and the promise of Jesus.
List of biblical commentaries
This is an outline of commentaries and commentators. Discussed are the salient points of Jewish, patristic, medieval, and modern commentaries on the Bible. The article includes discussion of the Targums, Mishna, and Talmuds, which are not regarded as Bible commentaries in the modern sense of the word, but which provide the foundation for later commentary. With the exception of these classical Jewish works, this article focuses on Christian Biblical commentaries; for more on Jewish Biblical commentaries, see Jewish commentaries on the Bible.
Young’s Analytical Concordance to the Bible
Young’s Analytical Concordance to the Bible is a concordance to the Bible compiled by Robert Young first published in 1879.