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Observation: Job One in the Bible Study Process

There are three basic steps to hermeneutics (interpretation of Scripture) that should be followed in order to find the intended meaning in a passage: observation, interpretation, and application. The first step is always observation. It is our human tendency to give something a good read, then jump right to the second step. But when we…

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Observation: Repeated words and phrases

Always start your study by spending time in observation. This is a step that students of the Word tend to rush through, because we are so interesting in finding a meaningful interpretation (and then application.) The Bible is written so that we can apply its words to our lives, right? The problem is, when we…

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