How to Understand Your Bible

ISBN-10: 0830810935

ISBN-13: 9780830810932

Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: T. Norton Sterrett, Richard L. Schultz

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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.
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List price: $18.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 11/6/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 205
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

T. Norton Sterrett served on the staff of the InternationalFellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) in India for many years, training students in Bible study.

JAMES K. HOFFMEIER (PhD, University of Toronto) is professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern history and archaeology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.DENNIS R. MAGARY (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is chair of the department and associate professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Basic Considerations
Personal Bible Study Is a Must
Who Can Understand the Bible?
The Importance of Proper Understanding
The Point of Departure
Using the Right Tools
How to Proceed
General Principles
Considering the Literary Context
Understanding the Words
Understanding the Grammar
Grasping the Author's Intention
Studying the Background
Interpreting Scripture by Scripture
Special Principles
Figures of Speech
Parables and Allegories
Hebrew Idioms
Hebrew Poetry
The Relation of the Old and New Testaments
Responding to God's Word
Trying It Out on Psalm 51
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