Podcast: How to Read The Bible Effectively


The Bible is such a large book that if you’ve never read it before it’s difficult to know where to start. In this introduction to the Bible, Gareth Davies of Thornton Heath London, gives some useful tips on how to read the Bible effectively. The following topics are covered:

  • Practicalities of Bible study
  • How to interpret the Bible
  • Bible echos
  • Cross references
  • Parallel Accounts
  • Symbolic and figurative language
  • Using a Concordance and Lexicon.
  • Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias + other study tools
  • Bible translations
  • The role of prophecy

The Bible contains a unique a wonderful message which has been corrupted through the years in many ways. The only way to seek out the Gospel truth is to read it’s pages effectively. As the apostle Paul, through inspiration of God, wrote:

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

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