Journey into God's Word, Second Edition
A guide to learn the skills you need to understand and apply God's Word. Now revised and updated!
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.
In Journey into God's Word, Second Edition reader's will:
- Be introduced to the Interpretive Journey, a five-step framework for understanding how to read any Bible passage
- Learn vital reading skills that aid in their comprehension of not just the Bible, but of any piece of literature
- Discover the importance of understanding historical-cultural and literary contexts
- Receive guidance on choosing a Bible translation for their study
- Be given practical tips for reading specific genres in the Bible like, Gospels, letters, Law, prophecy, poetry, and more
Journey into God's Word, Second Edition helps Bible readers acquire these skills and become better at reading, interpreting, and applying the Bible to life. Based on the bestselling college/seminary textbook Grasping God's Word it 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. This second edition has been revised and updated to match the fourth edition of Grasping God's Word with a five-step Interpretive Journey.
About the Authors
J. Scott Duvall (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the coauthor of Grasping God’s Word, Journey into God’s Word, Preaching God’s Word, and God’s Relational Presence, and author of The Heart of Revelation and Revelation in the Teach the Text Commentary series. He teaches and preaches frequently in local churches.
J. Daniel Hays (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, The Message of the Prophets, The Temple and the Tabernacle, and A Christian’s Guide to Evidence for the Bible: 101 Proofs from History and Archaeology. He has coauthored or coedited Grasping God’s Word; Journey into God’s Word; Preaching God’s Word; The Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary; Jeremiah and Lamentations; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; and God’s Relational Presence: The Cohesive Center of Biblical Theology. He teaches adult Sunday School at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and also speaks both regionally and internationally.
Chapter 1 - What Bible Translation Should I Use?
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Chapter 2 - The Interpretive Journey
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Chapter 3 - Serious Reading
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Chapter 4 - Keep Your Eye on the Horizon!
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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 - What Do We Bring to the Text
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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 15 - Old Testament--Psalms
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