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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth: Fourth Edition

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Of particular relevance is the authors' assertion that "one does not have to be an expert to learn to do the basic tasks of exegesis.

More than half a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible.Used all around the world, this Bible resource covers everything from how to choose a good translation to how to understand the different genres of biblical writing. And, of course, it makes sense that their rule would be too restrictive because the Holy Spirit is the true author of all of Scripture.

While potentially an unfair expectation, I was interested in whether the authors are able to direct the reader in how to study while allowing the reader to develop their own conclusions This is not necessarily a bad thing, but there are several doctrinal issues that the authors clearly couldn’t avoid speaking to. There are many who might not notice these presuppositions, and then would read the Bible, especially the OT, and miss how it all has Jesus at the center. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Each version is broken down into categories from literal translation (word for word) to dynamic equivalent (phrase for phrase) all the way to free translation (concept for concept). e. those on prophecy, the psalms, and Revelation), and how they try to accommodate Paul's use of the OT in 1 Co.An acquaintance told me that one of his dear professors had recently passed away, so I sent him my condolences. It is also written to be at the level of the average layman who wants to understand more for their own study and growth.

Such conjecture, while hardly deleterious to the work en bloc, could have been omitted in favor of a discussion of the purpose and reasoning behind the various major translations and the inherent benefits and pitfalls subsumed therein. Being a layperson myself, this book has helped me understand the necessity of interpreting the Bible and has offered clear advices towards this endeavour. Gordon Fee served as the general editor of the New International Commentary series until 2012, and was on the NIV revision committee that produced the TNIV. If we are using an English translation, that is itself an interpretation, so our reading of that is an interpretation of an interpretation.Winding along the road to Emmaus, Join two friends on the road as the joy of the first Easter dawns.

Formulating an understanding of the complexity and sheer number of religious laws outlined in the Torah is difficult and elusive to most believers. Gordon Fee is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Regent College, where he taught for sixteen years. Their “basic concern” is helping readers understand the different types of literature they will encounter in the Bible. This was recommended by a professor from one of my classes, so I took him up on it and decided to give it a shot.The importance of a lucid perspicacity of the gospels, particularly in relation to the parables of Jesus, is addressed next by Fee and Stuart.

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