Grasping God's Word Workbook: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible by J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Grasping God's Word Workbook: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

Grasping God's Word Workbook: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

by J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
     
 

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The widely used Grasping God’s Word, now in a revised third edition, teaches the foundational principles and tools of biblical interpretation. J. Scott Duvall, who specializes in New Testament studies, and Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays survey numerous biblical passages, demonstrating solid interpretive strategies for understanding the Bible. This

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The widely used Grasping God’s Word, now in a revised third edition, teaches the foundational principles and tools of biblical interpretation. J. Scott Duvall, who specializes in New Testament studies, and Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays survey numerous biblical passages, demonstrating solid interpretive strategies for understanding the Bible. This workbook is designed to use alongside the Grasping God’s Word textbook, following its structure with activities that offer additional practice for all the elements of faithful scholarship as they are presented. College-level students and other serious learners will have the opportunity to try out their interpretive skills by applying them to specific genres and contexts. Both Grasping God’s Word and Grasping God’s Word Workbook treat Scripture as the solid rock of Christian faith, one that students will grip more easily when they know how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310262237
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Edition description:
Workbook
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Grasping God's Word Workbook---Second Edition

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Part 1
How to Read the Book---Basic Tools The Interpretive Journey Assignment 1-1
Describe the four steps of the Interpretive Journey.
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Assignment 1-2
What are the guidelines for developing theological principles?
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Assignment 1-3
What are the differences that determine the width of the river to cross?
Assignment 2-1
Find a minimum of thirty observations in Acts 1:8. List them below. Avoid making interpretations or applications at this stage. That is, stay with observations. For example, an observation would be to note that the passage starts off with the conjunction 'but.' This conjunction connects the sentence to the one above it in a contrasting way. If, however, you were to note that the Holy Spirit empowers us for evangelism, that observation falls into the category of interpretation or application. Do not enter into the interpretation or application phase yet. Limit all thirty of your observations to the details and not to the interpretation of the details.Work hard! Dig deep! Read and reread the passage. Do not quit until you have found at least thirty observations. Try to find more than thirty. Happy hunting!
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
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Use another sheet of paper if you have more.
Assignment 2-2
Make as many observations as you can on 1 John 1:5--7. Follow the format presented for Romans 12:1--2 in Chapter 2 of the textbook. Dig deep! Think hard. Spend time on this.Mark dozens and dozens of observations. Read and reread!
Look again! Observe! Observe! Observe!
5This is the message that we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light;
in him there is no darkness at all.
6If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.
7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,
we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

Meet the Author

J. Scott Duvall doctor en filosofia de Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, es profesor de Nuevo Testamento en la Ouachita Baptist University. Es coautor de Biblical Greek Exegesis, Grasping God's Word, Preaching God's Word y del Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. Scott es copastor de una iglesia local en Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

J. Daniel Hays (Th M, Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph D, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, and he has coauthored Grasping God's Word; Preaching God's Word; Journey into God's Word; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?; Apocalypse; and The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. He teaches adult Sunday school at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and preaches frequently throughout the nation.

J. Daniel Hays doctor en filossofia de Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary es decano de la Pruet School of Christian Studies y profesor de Antiguo Testamento e interpretacion biblica en la Ouachita Baptist University. Es el autor de From Every People and Nation, y coautor de Grasping God's Word, Preaching God's Word, Irag: Babylon of the End-Times, Apocalypse y del Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. Imparte clases de adultos en la Escuela Dominical de su iglesia local en Arkadelphia, Arkansas, y predica a menudo en toda la region.

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