Category Archives: Bible Study

Bible study is the process of reading biblical texts in order to understand its historical, cultural, and moral implications for the reader/student. All posts that deal with, or are, bible studies are included in this post.

What’s In A Name: Adam

In biblical Hebrew, like English, proper nouns almost always appear without a definite article (the). So, for example, when we refer to someone by name we never say “The Sharon” or “The Richard”1)I can think of only one exception – can you … Continue reading

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Being Human

Genesis 2:7 is rightly famous for revealing that the human was created from the dust of the earth. But, there is so much more that I never realized until I was rereading the text in preparation for next week’s class. … Continue reading

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Questions Arising from Ephesians 2:8-9

The NIV translation of Ephesians 2:8-9 is For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast. This passage (among … Continue reading

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Reading The Genesis Creation Stories

When I teach the Genesis creation stories, I always begin with the proposition that we ought to read these two narratives as symbolic, not literal. To be more specific, I draw a simile between the Genesis stories and George Orwell’s … Continue reading

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