Lesson Seven(Final Lesson)
Swede & Dorothy
Creation vs. Darwinism
Doubts of Darwin
The Evolution Debate
The Grand Experiment
Interview by RC Sproul
Evolution vs Creationism
Three Evolutionary Hoaxes
Jan Baptista Van Helmont
The Historicity of Jesus
Is the Bible True
Quick Reference Guide
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Bible study begins with the Bible.
There are different translations to choose from. You may already be attached to a specific translation and that is fine. I will just list a few.
You have the "Word-for-Word" translations or "Formal Equivalent"
Word-for-Word translation means that as much as possible, biblical scholars take each word from the original Greek or Hebrew text and an English word is placed in its place.
King James Version (KJV)
New King James Version (NKJV)
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
English Standard Version Bible (ESV)
You have the "Thought-for-Thought" translations or "Dynamic-Equivalent"
Thought-for-Thought translation means that the translators take the "meaning" of the original language and rewrite it in modern language that�s easy to read and understand
New International Version (NIV)
You have the "Paraphrase" translations
Paraphrase translation is where the translators convert the original languages into the tone
One of the best ways to study biblical words, concepts, and people is to look up and study every reference that relates to them. The best books for this type of bible study are topical bibles, and concordances.
A Word Concordance is one of the most valuable Bible study tools available. It lists the words in the Bible alphabetically, and then lists verses that use that word. There are several ways you can use a concordance. First, if you remember part of a verse in the Bible, but don't know where it can be found, you can look it up under one of the words. Secondly, a concordance is useful if you want to look up every reference to a particular word. This is the start of a word study, which is one of the most common types of Bible studies. Thirdly, many concordances have a numbering system to tell you what this word is in the original language. For example, several different Greek words are translated "love" in our English Bibles. The most common numbering system are the "Strong's Numbers".
My favorite Word Concordance is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. In addition to all the words in the Bible, it contains both a Hebrew and a Greek dictionary with a handy method of looking up the original words. You will find that a lot of your reference tools refer back to the Strong's numbering system.
An "Exhaustive" concordance lists every reference to every word in the Bible. A "Complete" concordance doesn't list every word in the Bible, but those words it does list; it gives every reference found in the Bible. A "concise" or "compact" concordance simply lists some of the references to some of the words in the Bible.
Gives you a definition of the word
Expository Dictionary :
Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary
Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary
Encyclopedias and Bible Handbooks:
Encyclopedias are also extremely useful in studying the backgrounds, events, and people of the Bible.
Zondervan's Pictorial Bible Encyclopedia
AMG Encyclopedia of Bible Facts
Nelson's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Bible Facts
Handbooks are an almanac of biblical information.
Halley's bible Handbook
Zondervan Handbook to the Bible
Genesis to Revelation, Commentaries unpack the meaning and message of Scripture with skilled exposition that brings the Greek and Hebrew to
Bible exposition Commentary by Warren Wiersbe
Matthew Henry (One-volume book)
Study Bibles and Word Studies
Study Bible is useful because it puts a number of
One of my favorites is The Hebrew Greek Key
Another study Bible is the Visual Reference Bible.
Word Study books are a vital resource to your library. They allow you to dig into the original language without being a Greek or Hebrew scholar.
My favorite Word study is: The Complete Word study of the New and Old Testament by Zodhiates. Every word has its Strongs number and a grammatical code printed above the English word.
We need to study the lifestyle, customs, and culture of bible people. We need to know how they thought, how they communicated, where they traveled, what they valued, how they worshiped.
The new Manners and Customs of Biblical Times
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