How to Understand Your Bible (Third Edition)
Have you ever felt like you can't make sense out of the Bible but wished you could? Then this book is for you. ^^Starting from scratch, Norton Sterrett presents the general rules for reading the Bible's ordinary language and...
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Have you ever felt like you can't make sense out of the Bible but wished you could? Then this book is for you.
^^Starting from scratch, Norton Sterrett presents the general rules for reading the Bible's ordinary language and moves on to specific principles that apply to special types of language such as parables, figures of speech, Hebrew poetry and symbols.
^^Richard Schultz has updated T. Norton Sterrett's classic beginner's guide to understanding the Bible, making it clearer and more helpful than ever before. He suggests some more recent reference tools and offers more examples from contemporary English translations. In a new concluding chapter he helps you try out the principles on Psalm 51.
^^You may begin as a beginner, but you will finish this book well equipped to understand the Bible and to experience its transforming power in your life.
Richard L. Schultz (Ph.D., Religious Studies: Old Testament, Yale University) is Carl Armerding and Hudson T. Armerding Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College, Illinois. He has updated How to Understand Your Bible (3rd Edition)with T. Norton Sterrett and is producing Isaiah (Apollos Old Testament Commentary)- he has alos authored The Search for Quotation: Verbal Parallels in the Prophets, JSOTS 180 (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999)
Dr Schultz has further served on the translation team for Proverbs ( New Living Translation (Wheaton: Tyndale House: 2nd ed. 2004) - and as translator and annotator for Isaiah 1-10 (The Holman Christian Standard Bible (Nashville: Holman, 2004)
Koorong -Editorial Review.
T. Norton Sterrett served on the staff of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) in India for many years, training students in Bible study.
- Preface To The Third Edition
- <strong>i Basic Considerations</strong>
- 1 Personal Bible Study Is A Must
- 2 Who Can Understand The Bible?
- 3 The Importance Of Proper Understanding
- 4 The Point Of Departure
- 5 Using The Right Tools
- 6 How To Proceed
- <strong>ii General Principles</strong>
- 7 Considering The Literary Context
- 8 Understanding The Words
- 9 Understanding The Grammar
- 10 Grasping The Author’s Intention
- 11 Studying The Background
- 12 Interpreting Scripture By Scripture
- <strong>iii Special Principles</strong>
- 13 Figures Of Speech
- 14 Symbols
- 15 Types
- 16 Parables And Allegories
- 17 Hebrew Idioms
- 18 Hebrew Poetry
- <strong>iv Application</strong>
- 19 The Relation Of The Old And New Testaments
- 20 Doctrine
- 21 Responding To God’s Word
- 22 Trying It Out On Psalm 51