The Word Study Method of Bible Study
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Method Seven - The Word Study Method of Bible Study
7.1 - Tools
7.1.1 - Bible and several alternate translations
7.1.2 - Exhaustive concordance
7.1.3 - Bible dictionary or encyclopedia
7.1.4 - Set of word studies
7.1.5 - English dictionary
7.2 - Hints
7.2.1 - Remember that often a single word in the original language may be replaced by many different words, or even phrases, when translated into English.
7.2.2 - An exhaustive concordance such as Strong's or Young's are especially valuable for this study since they associate each discrete original word to its English translation.
7.3 - Steps
Step 1 - Choose the word you will study
Step 2 - Find its English definition in the English dictionary
Step 3 - Compare treatments of the word in the various translations
Step 4 - Note the definition of the original word (Hebrew, Greek, or Aramaic)
Step 5 - Discover just where the word is used in the Bible
126.96.36.199 - How often does it occur?
188.8.131.52 - In which books is it found?
184.108.40.206 - In which book is it used most?
220.127.116.11 - Where does the word first appear?
18.104.22.168 - Where does it first appear in the book you are studying?
22.214.171.124 - Which writers used the word?
Step 6 - Find the origin and root meaning of the word, how the word was used by the secular culture of the day
Step 7 - Determine how the word was used in the Bible and how it would have been understood in the culture to which the Bible was originally addressed
Step 8 - Write an application
A Suggested List of Key Words for the Word Study Method