"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers." - VoltairE

Bible Study Tips

Posted by Anne Witton on Monday, August 29, 2016 Under: Bible study


There are three phases to good Bible study:

Discovery (observation) What does the text say?
Understanding (Interpretation)    What does it mean?
Application What does it mean for me / us?

Remember to ask good questions:

Who is the writer?
is he writing to?
is he writing about?
is speaking?
is being spoken to?

Where    is the writer writing from?
is the intended audience of the letter / prophecy / book?
is the writer referring to?
is the action taking place?

When     is the writer writing?
is the incident her refers to?

What      kind of writing is this? (narrative / poetry / prophecy / parable / teaching etc.)
is happening or has just happened?

Why is this happening? (Look for clues in the text rather than jumping to an
interpretation)
is this incident recorded?

How does this passage relate to the rest of the book?

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