History, law, poetry, prophecy, apocalypse, letters (epistles), and
all of it written thousands of years ago - the Bible is a complex book that can
be difficult to navigate. One of the hardest things for a reader is to figure out
how to read different sections of Scripture the way they're supposed
to be read and then to figure out how they all fit together. Pastor Jim Nicodem
has written a wonderful, accessible resource to help with these challenges.
often complain that the Bible can be used to prove just about anything. The skeptics
are right-if the basic ground rules for understanding the Bible are ignored.
Just as with any great piece of literature (e.g. Shakespeare's plays, Tolstoy's
novels, Frost's poems), the Bible must be interpreted according to certain guidelines,
which scholars refer to as hermeneutics. Context is a mini-course
in hermeneutics, but an accesible one. Discover how to accurately interpret a Bible
passage by unpacking its: historical setting, literary genre, and key theological
issues. Learn how to use a few simple study tools.
everyone from first time Bible readers to Bible study leaders, Context is
a wonderful tool to help with basic Bible reading or more in-depth study.