In our continuing investigation into sound Bible study, we now get to the level of interpretation of phrases and/or verses of the Bible. We investigate what is needed to be able to move from the original context to our current context in a sound way. At the same time we need to understand some of the history of interpretation to be able to fully comprehend what the authors of the Apostolic Scriptures are trying to explain to us. How did Y’Shua use these techniques in His teachings? How is it different from the techniques that Paul, the Pharisee, used in his writings. Come test your skills in identifying these techniques!
We continue of study on the ways we can or should be studying the Bible. In the first article we looked at the Bible and it’s origin. In this article we will go one level lower and start looking at the individual books that make up our Bible. I will show you the benefits of doing a survey of the books before getting to the individual verses.
This is the first part of our investigation into Bible study. We will start this journey by getting to understand exactly what it is we are reading when we read the Bible. I often hear the phrase “but what does the original text say?” I am not always convinced that the people asking this question have an appreciation for the complexity of the answer. In this article I will explain some of the detail behind this and how that impacts the translations we have. Do you know what it is that you are reading?