Getting Started with the Bible, Episode 2.
In this episode, we cover an introduction to the Bible and suggestions for translations and types of Bibles. We also discuss how to start reading it for yourself including tips for how to best read it and pitfalls to avoid. While the episode covers basics, it also covers important information on how best to approach the Bible as a whole….something that is important for new readers and those who’ve been reading it for a while.
My Favorite Translations:
The Message – Eugene Peterson
Kingdom New Testament – NT Wright
One. Life – Scot McKnight
Scripture and the Authority of God – NT Wright
The Mission of God – Christopher Wright
Learn to Read New Testament Greek – David Alan Black
Basics of Biblical Greek – William Mounce
These videos are an excellent overview of how we can best read the Bible
The Whole Sweep of Scripture – NT Wright (Short – 7 min) Highly Recommended!
Why Bible Background Matters, Seven Minute Seminary – Dr. Ben Witherington III (Short – 7 min)
Gordon Fee: How Should We Read the Bible? – Gordon Fee (Medium – 30 min)
What is the Gospel? – Scot McKnight (Short – 7 min)
What is the Gospel? – NT Wright (Short – 13 min)
Reading the Old Testament: The Ancient Origins and Authority of Scripture – Veritas Forum (including John Walton) (Very Long – 2 hours, 15 BUT it is Excellent!)
Both of these are short, good overviews of how to read the Bible (Good for All Levels of Learners)
Hermaneutics, What is It and Why Do Bible Readers Need It? – Ben Witherington III
Heisler’s Laws for Bible Study – Michael Heisler
This is a more in-depth article discussing best practices and some pitfalls at reading the Bible
How Can the Bible Be Authoritative?– NT Wright
For the More Advanced and Serious Bible Reader:
Have you been reading the Bible for some time and are ready to go deeper? Have you been a serious Bible student and are ready to go to the next level? Here’s what every serious Bible reader should know – Dig Deeper materials.