Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. It’s for everyone. The Bible is meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help disciples of all kinds grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life.

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Video Lectures taught by Douglas Stuart and Mark Strauss, together with accompanying book, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, covers everything from translation concerns to different genres of biblical writing. In clear, simple language, sessions help learners accurately understand the different parts of the Bible and their implications for both ancient audiences and humanity today, so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.

Session Titles and Runtimes:

0 - Introduction (11 min)

1 - The Need to Interpret (29 min)

2 - The Basic Tool: A Good Translation (29 min)

3 - The Epistles: Learning to Think Contextually (26 min)

4 - The Epistles: The Hermeneutical Questions (25 min)

5 - The Old Testament Narratives: Their Proper Use (23 min)

6 - Acts: The Question of Historical Precedent (25 min)

7 - The Gospels: One Story, Many Dimensions (27 min)

8 - The Parables: Do You Get the Point? (21 min)

9 - The Law(s): Covenant Stipulations for Israel (25 min)

10 - The Prophets: Enforcing the Covenant in Israel (24 min)

11 - Psalms: Israel’s Prayers and Ours (26 min)

12 - Wisdom: Then and Now (24 min)

13 - Revelation: Images of Judgment and Hope (27 min)

About the Authors

Gordon D. Fee (PhD, University of Southern California) is Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Douglas Stuart is Professor of Old Testament and Chair of the Division of Biblical Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He holds the B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Among his earlier writings are Studies in Early Hebrew Meter, Old Testament Exegesis: A Primer for Students and Pastors, and Favorite Old Testament Passages.

Mark Strauss (PhD, Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He has written The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts; Distorting Scripture?: The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy; Luke in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary series; and Mark in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.

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