HOW SHOULD WE STUDY THE BIBLE? Many people, including myself, experience quite a bit of confusion when they first start reading the Bible. This comes at no surprise since the Bible is a collection of 66 books, originally penned by over 40 authors in 3 different languages over the span of over 1500 years! It doesn't help that it covers a variety of literary genres from History, Philosophy, Theology, Law, Wisdom, Poetry, Gospel, Epistles, Prophecy, and Apocalyptic Literature...So what tools can we use to better understand this message? Aside from hearing your pastor on Sunday morning take this weeks topic and cram a few verses (usually taken out of context) to support the premise in eisegetical fashion, it's probably far better to do a little bit of studying on your own. But where should we start? This post will provide 5 FREE websites that have assisted me in my study of the Bible, which I hope will assist in yours. Besides, with the internet at your fingertips, you don't have an excuse anymore. Here they are in no particular order.
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