Knowing Scripture

by R. C. Sproul

Paperback, 2009



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IVP Books (2009), Edition: Revised Edition, Paperback, 152 pages


The Bible is the written Word of God, and it is treasured by many. But it is also an ancient book about people and cultures very different than us. Thus, while we know we should read it, many of us have a hard time understanding the Bible.In this updated edition of Knowing Scripture, R. C. Sproul helps us dig out the meaning of Scripture for ourselves. The author says, "The theme of this book is not how to read the Bible but how to study the Bible." He presents in simple, basic terms a commonsense approach to studying Scripture and gives eleven practical guidelines for biblical interpretation and applying what we learn. With a minimum of technical jargon, Sproul tackles some of the knotty questions regarding differences of interpreting the Bible, includingdiscovering the meanings of biblical wordsunderstanding Hebrew poetry, proverbs and parablesapproaching historical and didactic passagesbeing careful with predictive prophecydiscerning how culture conditions the Biblechoosing and using Bible translations, commentaries, Bible software and other helpsKnowing Scripture is a basic book for both beginning Bible readers and experienced students of Scripture.… (more)

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LibraryThing member taterzngravy
Though it has been a while since I have read this book, one thing that I remember from this book is the list of principle books in the Bible which is convenient to have if someone is wanting to know what to read. These are books of the Bible that cover the history and messege of the Bible without
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152 p.; 5.5 inches


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