Interpreting the Bible: Old Testament Interpretation

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The Old Testament is a wealth of treasure for the Christian if he or she is willing to explore it. We do well to understand how to best handle the Old Testament and its interpretation.

Interpreting the Bible: Old Testament Interpretation

Interpreting the Bible: Old Testament Interpretation
The Bible

 
 
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Interpreting the Bible: Literal and Figurative Language

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The Bible can be understood; God has communicated His purposes so that people can come to a knowledge of the truth and be saved (1 Timothy 2:4). God communicated according to human conventions of language, including in both literal and figurative ways. We do well to explore literal and figurative language in Scripture.

Interpreting the Bible: Literal and Figurative Language

Interpreting the Bible: Literal and Figurative Language
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Interpreting the Bible: Basic Hermeneutics

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God has communicated His will and purposes through the prophets and Apostles; they recorded those messages in the Old and New Testaments (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 1:1). God communicated His purposes to be understood: good guidelines exist which help us properly make sense of what God has said. We do well to explore these guidelines for interpretation, known as basic hermeneutics.

Interpreting the Bible: Basic Hermeneutics

Interpreting the Bible: Basic Hermeneutics
The Bible

 
 
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Bible Versions and Differences in Translation

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Anyone who would read the Bible in English is confronted with an alphabet soup of translations and versions. What are the differences among them? What Bibles should we read? Today we explore the differences among versions based in translation of the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.

Bible Versions and Differences in Translation

Bible Versions and Differences in Translation
The Bible

 
 
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The Nature of Inspiration

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Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness: that the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Christians believe in “plenary inspiration” of the Bible: the Bible is complete, and the Bible is inspired of God. What does it mean to believe in the inspiration of the Bible? What, exactly, is inspired, and what does that look like when reading and interpreting the text?

The Nature of Inspiration

The Nature of Inspiration
The Bible

 
 
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What Is the Bible?

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It’s the perennial bestseller; you’ve heard of it often. But what is the Bible? Why is it so important to Christianity? What are we to do with it?

What Is the Bible?

What Is the Bible?
The Fundamentals

 
 
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Ezra

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As an expositor of the Law Ezra points the way forward for Israel; they must read and interpret what God had already revealed to do His will. We do well to learn the same!

Jews in the Second Temple Period: Ezra

Ezra
Jews in the Second Temple Period

 
 
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