We so often hear the term â€œWord Studyâ€ being used. I believe that very few people that use this term have a full understanding of what it really means and entails. I endeavor to show you with this article that word study is a lot more than simply looking up the original word of the manuscript and then finding a definition in your favorite lexicon. I will also call your attention to a couple of typical mistakes that we tend to make at the start and how you could avoid these. Hopefully at the end it will help you to enjoy your time studying the Word even more.
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?