3 Ways Not to Use Greek in Bible Study | Justin Dillehay

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  1. Usage Trumps Etymology: Avoiding the Root Fallacy
  2. Scholars Are Necessary: Avoiding the Cult of the Amateur
  3. Context Is King: Avoiding the Overload Fallacy

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New Website to Foster Biblical Literacy: “Bible Fluency”

A new website has been launched combat declining biblical literacy.  It is an effort led by Professor Kenneth Berding of Biola University.  From the “About” section of the website:

Bible Fluency is a free learning program for those who desire to know the Bible but don’t know how to find their way around it!

Our vision is to come alongside churches, Bible societies, schools, and other groups to address head-on a growing epidemic—biblical illiteracy.  We who have worked on this project believe that no one should accept the status quo where people know so little about the Bible they claim to believe.  The fluency program employs high-quality music, visuals, flashcards, workbooks, small group activities, and much more to equip people to recognize and locate the Bible’s 400 most important events, characters, and themes.  Someone who has gone through the program will instantly be able to recall that the story of Abraham is in Genesis, the “suffering servant” is described by Isaiah, the parable of the Good Samaritan is recorded in Luke—not Matthew, Mark, or John—and “faith apart from works is dead” is in the letter of James.

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New website explores the history of the Bible and takes questions from site visitors

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Whether you know next to nothing about the Bible and want to become more knowledgeable or you consider yourself an expert, it might be worth checking out a new website entitled “Bible Odyssey: People Places and Passages.”

Bibleodyssey.org explores the origins of the Bible and includes contributions from what’s described as the world’s leading scholars who share the latest historical and literary research.

New website explores the history of the Bible and takes questions from site visitors | cleveland.com.  [Editorial note, November 22, 2016:  Cleveland.com is no longer maintaining this page so I had to delete the link. Sorry.  The link above to Bibleodyssey.org above, however, still works.]

The Book of Genesis Understood in Animated Form

Here’s an interesting way of looking at the book of Genesis.  It’s part of a project to animate the Bible.  For more, see The Bible Project.

This post was first published on Current Events in Light of the Kingdom of God.