How to Read the Bible with Understanding by Lane BurglandThe Bible is the most widely read book of all time. God communicated His message through Scripture over a period of many centuries and through a variety of human authors. Reading the Bible with understanding is not about merely learning the history of Godís people or the storyline of great literature. Instead, God desires readers to understand the facts in light of His salvation plan for the whole world.
With a pastoral heart, Dr. Burgland leads you into a deeper understanding of Godís life-giving Word, revealing how His words of Law and Gospel are meant for you!
How to Read the Bible with Understanding includes:
Seven enduring principles of Biblical interpretation
Guides for interpreting different kinds of Scripture
History of early Biblical manuscripts
Insight and checklist for teaching a Bible study
A Biblical chronology and a history of Biblical interpretation
Rev. ed. of: Reading the Bible with understanding. c1998.
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For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. It can also answer questions you have as you strive to live a life that pleases Him. The Bible tells us what God is like and offers us wisdom. As you read it, ask yourself:. As you read your Bible regularly, you will begin to understand more of it. Here are 4 ways to get more out of your reading:. Share this article in Spanish.
The Bible is its own best teacher. The Bible however is not arranged like an encyclopedia. You cannot go to chapter 1 and read everything about God and go to chapter 2 to read everything about Jesus, etc. Remember when reading the Bible the verses and chapter breaks are placed in the scriptures by man. It is better to read by paragraph, these too are man-made but they do conform better to the original language than verses. Some ground rules need to be set up first:. Second Part: Overview of Bible Translations for Better Understanding If you want to read the world's most accurate bible translation and have a personal PDF for your phone or computer click here.
2. You donít have to start at the beginning.
A wide range of voices claims that a crisis of biblical interpretation is taking place. But contrary to many pundits, the crisis does not simply involve a decline in the Bible's authority. Even when the Bible is turned to as the authority, it's not necessarily interpreted Christianly. Some approach it simply as an advice book. Others approach it only as ancient history, using it as a piece of evidence in answering archeological or sociological questions about the ancient world. In response to this trend, an increasing number of scholars advocate a "theological interpretation of Scripture. This way of reading moves us toward knowing the triune God and being formed as Christ's disciples through Scripture.
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