Bible tools for personal study or attending a Bible study … which shall it be? Both are important, but let’s answer a question with a question: Is it better to give a hungry person a fish or teach them how to fish?
You now have your answer to the above question. Personal Bible study to Unlock Bible Meaning … a method for deepening your understanding of Bible Meaning is the way to growth. Sure, if someone gives you a ‘Bible answer’ it’s helpful, but going fishing and pulling in that Bible answer is more rewarding and helpful. In the end, or I should probably say, the beginning, you need to learn how to fish for yourself.
(Origin of the Universe, chapter 3.4)
Now, if you just happened to click on a link that brought you to this page you might very well be wondering what this is all about. I would suggest that you take a few moments (it won’t take long) and go back to the beginning of this section by reading, in order: Why Theology?, Sacred Books, The Bible and Biblical Hebrew, Strong’s Concordance. This will give you the overview to put you at ease and allow you to follow along with the development of this important subject.
Yes, you need guidance … but not to point you to Bible verses … you need guidance to learn how to find those Bible verses for yourself. One of the keys to deeper Bible Meaning is learning how to use Bible tools. It involves rolling up your sleeves and learning how to do it.
This is a whole lot different from just ‘reading or quoting the Bible’
How many Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Snapchat and Twitter sites and groups are there with thousands of members and basically all you see are Bible verses displayed with beautiful backgrounds and borders? How many people just read the Bible? Don’t get me wrong, reading is essential, it is definitely helpful, very necessary … but what about going a little deeper, doing some searching study and growing in knowledge and understanding?
How many are studying their Bibles but are bored? Or have hit a brick wall? Or have questions that haven’t received satisfactory answers? Or have been funneled into a belief because they haven’t asked the right questions?
In France, where I live, there’s a campaign called ‘mangerbouger‘ which I could translate by ‘eatmove‘, the idea being to ‘eat right’ and ‘get some exercise’. Well, we could apply that exact same slogan to our spiritual study lives: Proper Bible diet and proper Bible gymnastics with proper Bible tools.
Maybe it’s time to expand your horizons by upping your Bible diet and doing some Bible Gymnastics. When was the last time you did a real ‘Bible workout’ rather than sitting in front of a ‘Bible screen’ watching someone preach at you or pretty scriptures scroll by?When was the last time you did a ‘Bible workout’ rather than sitting in front of a ‘Bible screen’? Click To Tweet
The Explanation is all about active, participative learning.
On this website you’ll find free access to four basic Bible tools:
- King James Bible
- Interlinear Bible for the original Biblical Hebrew Masoretic text with its counterpart King James’ translation
- Strong’s Concordance is a multi-function Bible tool that fundamentally helps find various translations of the same Hebrew word and locate those words elsewhere in the Bible. Along with other functions it will help us Dig for Bible Meaning.
- An ‘Englishman’s Concordance’ that I’m calling the “Hebrew/Greek Concordance’. It will help you locate all instances of the identical Hebrew/Greek word throughout the Bible. Hence, you can easily group and read all the contexts where this same word is used–and see how the KJV translators rendered it.
Just click here, right now, and you can immediately start using these Bible tools.
My goal is to show you how to use these tools together to Unlock Bible Meaning. It is to show you how to enhance your study and comprehension by using not just our native language (English, French etc) but to actually be able to look at the Biblical Hebrew and see what it says … in comparison to whatever language we speak.
Hence the need for basic Bible tools: the Interlinear Bible and Strong’s Concordance.Free #Bible tools: KJV, Interlinear, Strong’s and Hebrew Concordances www.UnlockBibleMeaning.com Click To Tweet
This is not to learn Hebrew, although you are going to learn some points you are not aware of. This is not to memorize vocabulary or speak the language. Using these tools will help you better understand the meaning of the words of the Bible and therefore the plan of its a/Author.
My intention is to help you learn how to fish. You need to go fishing for yourself, but you need a method so you can catch edible, healthy, nourishing fish. I don’t want you dieting on misunderstood and twisted vocabulary. That isn’t positive for your mental and spiritual health. It’s like mushrooms, they all look good on the outside but you absolutely need knowledge and insight before you decide which ones to eat. With mushrooms it is a matter of health and sickness and even life and death. Your spiritual health is that important, undoubtedly even more so.
This teaching method is designed to help you think about points that you’ve never thought of before. As one wise man said, ‘That which I see not … teach thou me.’ Fortunately, or unfortunately there are many things and especially many questions we don’t see. The teaching method I’ll employ is designed to help you ‘learn how to learn’ … and at the same time freely give you all the tools you need to be able to do just that.
- Watch a preview of 7 Keys to Master Biblical Hebrew— a Study Method to Unlock Bible Meaning. A FREE course you can sign up for
- Free interactive Biblars (Bible webinars)
Looking into the original Biblical Hebrew-with no fuss–is a proven method to dig for deeper Bible meaning and it will help you open new exciting doors to verify your Bible understanding.
This blog post is an excerpt from chapter 3.4 of Origin of the Universe
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