Bible Study 101: Genre

Bible Study 101: Genre – Understanding the various types of literature found in Scripture from Wednesday in the Word.

Bible Study 101: Genre

Understanding Jesus

Understanding Jesus

When I was a new believer, the words of Jesus were baffling. Thankfully, I’ve grown to understand him. I have reached two conclusions about the teaching of Jesus.

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Narratives: how to understand OT stories

Narratives: how to understand OT stories

Narratives are true stories. Over 40% of the Old Testament Scriptures are narratives. Generally, the purpose of a biblical narrative is to show the Lord at work in His creation. Every genre found in the Bible presents unique challenges for understanding. Narratives are no exception. With narratives we think in scenes, plot and character, rather than paragraphs and outlines.

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Understanding Prophecy

Understanding Prophecy

Studying biblical prophecy is an often overwhelming task. Much of it is written in Hebrew poetry. The names and places are foreign, and the metaphors don’t always resonate with our modern ears. Yet we can usually understand the main point. If studying an Old Testament prophet overwhelms you, here are some tips to get you started.

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