Studying the Bible is exhorted in the scripture as good for doctrine, reproof and correction to make one wise and to help us know God. There are various ways to accomplish Bible study. I’d like to introduce one such method.
Take a book of the bible and break it into portions which can then be studied in a one hour time frame. Ask the who, what, when, where and why of the text.
Bible study includes the following questions among others:
- Who is this section talking to?
- What is the main point of the text?
- Where was it written?
- Where was the intended audience living at the time?
- When was it written?
- Why is this relevent today?
Rewrite the verse using the information you’ve found on the two key words. Compare the translation to others such as the New King James Version, King James Version or English Standard Version.