“Making Sense Of The Bible” is a 12 week course that explores the nature of the Bible itself, dealing with inspiration, inerrancy and principles of interpretation. It describes the transmission of the Bible from the original autographic manuscripts, through the complexities of transcription, textual criticism and translation, while dealing with complex issues such as transcription errors and textual variants. Principles of hermeneutics are discussed, including the importance of reading the Bible in the light of its progressively revealed Christological meta-narrative. This course is not for new Christians, but for those who are ready to have their faith stretched and their understanding deepened.
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“Making Sense of the Bible“ will change the way you read the Bible! It will open your eyes to the remarkable journey of the Bible, from original text to modern translation, and will assist you to develop a more mature, complex understanding of the nature of its divine inspiration. It examines the many complex cultural and contextual issues, such as the difference between the two covenants and the nature of progressive revelation, which need to be understood in order to accurately apply the Bible’s message. What sets “Making Sense Of The Bible” apart from similar books is its intensely practical nature. Commonly misinterpreted doctrines are explored in detail, and important principles of interpretation are applied. A large range of key biblical doctrines are examined in detail.This book is a must for ordinary Bible readers and serious students alike!
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FREE COURSE RESOURCES:
MSB11: HERMENEUTICS (Word Doc)
MSB12: LITERARY GENRE (Word Doc)
Instructions For Downloading Documents: Click the document link, then click the “Open” drop down box at the top right of the screen and select the appropriate format (Power Point or MS Word). For Power Point files, when the presentation is opened, click the “Notes” tab at the bottom right of screen. This will open the Presenter Notes, which provide a detailed explanation of each slide. Some slides also have embedded video content, which can be viewed via the standard “play” button or by clicking the image.