Journey into God's Word
Life is a journey, and like any journey, it requires an accurate, reliable roadmap to get us where we need to go. God has provided such a guide in his Word. But just as a navigator needs to learn how to interpret all the contours and symbols of a map, so also we need to be able to understand how the Bible communicates its directions to us. Journey Into God’s Word helps Bible readers acquire these skills and become better at reading, interpreting, and applying the Bible to life. This abridgment of the bestselling college/seminary textbook Grasping God’s Word takes the proven principles from that book and makes them accessible to people in the church. It starts with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts. Hands-on exercises guide readers through the interpretation process, with an emphasis on real-life application.
About the AuthorsJ. Scott Duvall (PhD. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the coauthor with George H. Guthrie of Biblical Greek Exegesis: A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek and with Terry G. Carter and J. Daniel Hays of the textbook Preaching God's Word: A Hands on Approach to Preparing, Developing and Delivering the Sermon.
J. Daniel Hays (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, and he has coauthored Grasping God's Word; Preaching God's Word; Journey into God’s Word; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?; Apocalypse; and The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy. He teaches adult Sunday school at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and preaches frequently throughout the nation.
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Chapter 1 - The Interpretive Journey
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Chapter 2 - Serious Reading
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Chapter 3 - Keep Your Eye on the Horizon
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Chapter 4 - What Do We Bring to the Text?
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Chapter 5 - Discovering the Historical-Cultural Context
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Chapter 6 - Discovering the Literary Context
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Chapter 7 - Which Bible Translation Should I Use?
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Chapter 8 - Meaning and Application
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Chapter 9 - New Testament - Letters
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Chapter 10 - New Testament - Gospels
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Chapter 11 - New Testament - Acts
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Chapter 12 - New Testament - Revelation
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Chapter 13 - Old Testament - Law
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Chapter 14 - Old Testament - Prophets
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Chapter 15 - Old Testament - Psalms
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