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Understanding Scripture: How to Read and Study the Bible
     

Understanding Scripture: How to Read and Study the Bible

by A. Berkeley Mickelsen, Alvera M. Mickelsen
 

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ISBN-10: 1565638166

ISBN-13: 9781565638167

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated


Without question, studying the Bible can be one of the most rewarding experiences of the Christian life. Unfortunately, if you are ill-equipped, studying the Bible can also be intensely frustrating. For example, how do we know when the Bible is being literal and when it's being figurative-and how can we tell the difference without a degree in theology? What do

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Without question, studying the Bible can be one of the most rewarding experiences of the Christian life. Unfortunately, if you are ill-equipped, studying the Bible can also be intensely frustrating. For example, how do we know when the Bible is being literal and when it's being figurative-and how can we tell the difference without a degree in theology? What do history and culture have to do with studying the Bible? Are there principles for interpreting parables, allegories, prophecies? Is Revelation different? Because questions like these are inescapable, Understinding Scripture: How to read and Study the Bible is a must for the individual interested in maximizing his or her time in Bible study.

This book arose out of Alvera and Berkeley Mickelsen's life-long passion for helping people understand the Bible and its significance for their lives. Now in a thorough revision of the 1978 edition co-authored with her husband, Alvera Mickelsen once again shows how principles of interpreting God's word can make Scripture come alive in an unprecedented way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565638167
Publisher:
Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
$uper $aver
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Abbreviationsix
Introduction1
1What Can We Expect from Bible Study?5
2How Can We Know What the Bible Means?14
3What Makes the Bible Different?23
4What to Look for in Bible Translations33
5How the Bible Was Written and Compiled46
6The Life and Times of Bible People53
7What Is This Passage Talking About?61
8The Bible Is Rich in Figurative Language70
9Parables and Allegories79
10What Were the Prophets Saying?86
11The Language of Genesis and Revelation101
12Understanding the Poetry of the Bible114
13How Do We Build Doctrine and Theology?124
14Bringing It All Together132
Bibliography135
Index137

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