6 edition of How to Understand Your Bible found in the catalog.
September 20, 2004
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||240|
Read the Bible for the sake of learning, not simply to accomplish your next reading. Say a short prayer to God before you begin, asking the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and understanding, then be refreshed by the words you read! Genesis speaks of beginnings and is foundational to the understanding of the rest of the Bible. It is supremely a book that speaks about relationships, highlighting those between God and his creation, between God and humankind, and between human beings. Exodus Exodus describes the history of the Israelites leaving Egypt after slavery.
In this step, we'll see what the text looks like under a microscope, as we begin breaking it down. Using a Bible dictionary, look up the meaning of the word living in the original language. It is the Greek word 'Zaõ' meaning, "not only living but causing to live, vivifying, quickening." You start to see a deeper meaning: "God's Word causes life to come about; it quickens.". 1. Read for the author’s meaning, not your own. When we read, we want to know what an author intended us to see and experience in his writing. He had an intention when he wrote. Nothing will ever change that. It is there as a past, objective event in history. We are not reading simply for subjective experiences.
One vital key we must come to understand is that the Bible interprets itself. We must be careful not to force our own interpretations onto it (p. 16). For us to understand the Bible, we must first learn about and respect God’s law (p. 36). As I said earlier, the Bible is a unique book. It doesn’t read smoothly from cover to cover without a basic knowledge of its message. Instead, it is a collection of books that were written by several authors. If this is your first time reading the Bible, we encourage you .
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He suggests some more recent reference tools and offers more examples from contemporary English translations. In a new concluding chapter he helps you try out the principles on Psalm You may begin as a beginner, but you will finish this book well equipped to understand the Bible and to experience its transforming power in your life/5(15).
To understand any one sacred book completely it is necessary to also understand all other sacred books. The Christian Bible is the greatest book in English literature. But like most other great books, it must be approached with understanding, gentleness, and a sincere desire to find truth/5(36).
How to Understand the Bible - A Simple Guide by Mel Lawrenz is exactly that, a simple guide. Lawrenz covers such topics as approaching the Bible, understanding both the OT and the NT, and interpreting the Bible. Within those topics he covers the big picture and different Bible translations just to name a couple of topics/5(63).
“How to read the Bible Book by Book,” is an all-in-one biblical commentary offering general understanding for biblical study. It will be a useful introductory reference to help those unfamiliar with portions of the Bible understand the context and the perspectives of the various writers/5().
He suggests some more recent reference tools and offers more examples from contemporary English translations. In a new concluding chapter he helps you try out the principles on Psalm You may begin as a beginner, but you will finish this book well equipped to understand the Bible and to experience its transforming power in your life/5(2).
If you want to understand the Bible, always bring it back to Jesus. Read The Entire Bible Sequentially At Least Once Obviously, reading the entire Bible multiple times is ideal, but reading it through sequentially at least once is essential.
The Beginner's Guide to Reading the Bible 1. Choose a Bible version that’s understandable and easy to read.
You don’t have to start at the beginning. Pick a book of the Bible and work your way through it. Read a little every day. Pray before you begin. Write it down. The Bible itself provides many of the keys to understanding it.
Regardless of your background, God’s message in the Bible “is not too difficult for you, nor is it far away.”—Deuteronomy Keys to understanding the Bible.
Have the right attitude. Accept the Bible as God’s Word. Be humble, since God opposes the proud. The Bible contains a wide variety of literature, including letters, poems, hymns, and stories. However, for Christians the Bible is not simply a book of literature or history or Size: KB. Genesis - I generally would not place a historical book of the Bible, like Genesis, as the best place to start but if you want to read through the entire Bible in chronological order, Genesis is the place to go.
Doing so will give you a better understanding of the Bible as a whole. This list is in no particular order. Where you start depends on your personal goals. My suggestion is to pray. The Bible is not an ordinary book. It is the only revelation of God's nature and will; it alone is "profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteous" (2 Timothy ).
It can make us wise unto salvation, and the word is able to save our souls (2 Timothy ; James ). In this article, Jason Jackson discusses the importance of reading God's word, and he offers.
How to Read the Bible — the Best Way for Beginners. Choose a Study Bible in a User-Friendly Translation. Choose Where to Start Reading the Bible.
Find a Good Bible Study. Take Your Time. Learn How to Read the Bible Slowly. Reflect on What You’re Reading in the Bible. Instead of always reading the Bible while your children listen, consider having older kids dramatically read the words of those who speak while you narrate the passage.
Or pass the book around and have each person read one verse or one line or even one word, if your children are able to connect to the Word in that way. Book to help understand the Bible Reading the Bible may not always clear and some topices may not be covered in the Bible so here are book to help.
All Votes Add Books To This List. 1: Secrets of the Dry Bones: Ezekiel - The Mystery of a Prophet's Vision (Illuminated Bible Study Guides Series) by. Then this book is for you.
Starting from scratch, Norton Sterrett presents the general rules for reading the Bible's ordinary language and moves on to specific principles that apply to special types of language such as parables, figures of speech, Hebrew poetry and symbols.5/5(1).
“You must read your Bible every day.” Reading your Bible every day is a great thing, but within its very pages it describes how the law introduces us to sin. When we make rules out of things, we tend to take the life out of them, no matter how good they are. We need to approach the Bible as a book.
But make sure you order the right one, the third edition, Greek and English. And while you’re at it, read more primary sources, like Josephus, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocrypha, Philo, and Greco-Roman classics.
Get convenient access to more than 40 Bible study references with your Bible Gateway Plus membership. Try it right now. A matter-of-fact, objective summary of each book of the Bible, filled with useful information. Each chapter starts with the facts: who wrote the book, when it was probably written, main emphases and characters, and any other important information unique to each book/5.
About 30 Days to Understanding the Bible: If you’ve ever confused the ark of the covenant with the ark of Noah, or Jericho with Jeroboam, Max Anders’ classic book, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible, is for you.
In just fifteen minutes a day, you’ll learn the Bible’s key people, events, and doctrines to get more out of God’s Word. If you want to read about the prophecy of Israel, you must read the final seventeen books.
This is somewhat oversimplified, because there is some poetry in the Historical Books, and some history in the Prophetical Books, etc.
The point is, however, that each of the books fits into a primary 30 DAYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE 14 Historical File Size: 1MB. "You may begin as a beginner, but you will finish this book well equipped to understand the Bible and experience its transforming power in your life." Journal of Christian Nursing, Vol Number 1.The Bible is a book written in many ways like any other, and can therefore be understood by anyone who is able to read.
Yet the Bible is also unique, different from every other book, because it is inspired by God. The Bible is “breathed out by God” (2 Tim.
).The Bible is a living book with a timeless message. The more we read it, the more God’s words get into us. We get to know God better. We find wisdom and guidance for how to deal with our crazy.