How Do We Study The Bible? Be Curious

If you have read the Bible intently, you would have realized that you cannot simply skim-read it or read it like a novel. After reading a chapter or two in this way, you might at best remember some part of the narrative or phrases, but, most likely, you’ll stare blankly ahead with not the faintest idea of what you just read. Instead of just rereading over and over again in the hopes of imprinting something in your memory and some form of comprehension to dawn on you, there are much more exciting and rewarding ways to dig-up the treasures of […]

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How Do We Study The Bible? – Genre

When we are reading the Bible, the meaning of it also depends on which genre we are dealing with. We would obviously read and study an encyclopedia differently to The Complete Works of Shakespeare and yet we sometimes forget to distinguish between genres in Scripture. The Bible is rich with historical narrative, prophetic literature, poetry, wisdom literature, epistles or letters and apocalyptic literature, just to name a few. Let’s use this example from the book of Revelation: And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head […]

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