One of the most common mistakes in interpreting the Bible is riffing on a particular word or phrase at the expense of context. No one thinks they fall into this trap and yet, if you listen for it, you’ll hear it everywhere.
When studying the Old Testament, dates can be a source of confusion, especially when they switch between the Jewish name and the Babylonian name in the same story. Here are my reference tables. Jewish Feasts For more information see: Hebrew4Christians Passover (Pesach) – Nisan Unleavened Bread (Chag Hamotzi) – Nisan First Fruits (Yom habikkurim) – […]
Resources to help you study. On this one page, you’ll find links by book of the Bible, plus links to websites, maps, charts, overviews, outlines, timelines encyclopedias, concordances and tips on how to use them.
If you’re building a building a bible study library, here are the basic tools you need.
So you’d like to teach the Bible? How do you get started? How do you decide if Bible teaching is your calling? Here’s my advice for aspiring teachers.
Have you decided to read through the Bible as one of your New Year’s Resolutions? Need a plan to help you keep that resolution? The Ligonier Ministries Blog complied a great list of different charts and plans to read through the Bible in a year. Here’s a sample of plans in their collection. Most are […]
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If you’re looking for a refresher course on how to study the Bible or want to start learning, Bob Smith’s Basics of Bible Interpretation is still a good choice.
How could a 12-year old astonish the best theologians of his day? Why was the knowledge of Jesus radically different than everyone else?
Teaching through stories is increasingly popular. But there is a downside. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls.