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Bible Study Methods (2013)

Bible Study Methods (2013)

September 2013 - February 2014

This Bible Study Methods course is designed to provide a practical guide and exercises to enable the student of the Bible to be able to read the Bible more intelligently, to research basic questions about the Bible, to understand the basic principles of interpretation of Scripture with a view toward applying the Bible more consistently in their life.

That the student can learn how to read the Bible intelligently for themselves, how to use basic study tools to investigate and research basic issues in the Bible, how to properly interpret the Bible. I want to develop students who are well on their way to biblical literacy and who are cultivating good habits of Bible reading and personal Bible study.

This course is available for class credit from Chafer Theological Seminary. Please visit the Chafer website at www.chafer.edu for additional information.

Instructor: Dr. Robert Dean, Jr., Th.M., M.A., D.Min.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here and here.

Course materials/handouts are available in the File Downloads section of the Dean Bible Ministries website.

To view all video Bible studies in the Bible Study Methods series, click here.

Our good friend Gene Brown (1939-2017) pictured here, encouraged untold numbers to read and study their Bibles. This series is dedicated to his testimony.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2013bsmc.xml
 
Sun, Nov 10, 2013
by Robert Dean
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 40 mins 46 secs

Includes elements of grammar.

Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapter 15

Sun, Nov 10, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Nehemiah 1:1-11
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 53 mins 36 secs

Nehemiah 1:4-11

Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapter 18

Assignment:
Read Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 19-21
Work through Acts 1:8 and make observations

Sun, Nov 17, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Acts 1:8
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 40 mins 18 secs
Acts 1:8

Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 19 through 21

Sun, Nov 17, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Mark 11:27-12:44
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 40 mins 31 secs
Working with Mark 11:27-12:44

Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 19 through 21

Assignment:
Read Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 27-29
Hendricks, Living By the Book Workbook, chapters 45-48

Sun, Dec 08, 2013
by Robert Dean
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 45 mins 14 secs
Introduction to Interpretation

Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 27 through 29

Sun, Dec 08, 2013
by Robert Dean
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 38 mins 8 secs

Problems in Biblical Understanding

Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 27 through 29

Assignment:
Read Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 30-32.
Read Hendricks, Living By the Book Workbook, chapters 49-51. Work on the assignment in Chapter 49 pertaining to Habakkuk.

Dr. Dean also recommended the following books on Bible interpretation:
Protestant Biblical Interpretation: A Textbook of Hermeneutics by Bernard Ramm
Basic Bible Interpretation by Roy B. Zuck
Expository Hermeneutics: an Introduction by Elliot Johnson
Evangelical Hermeneutics: The New Versus the Old by Robert L. Thomas

Sun, Dec 15, 2013
by Robert Dean
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 39 mins 55 secs
Content, Context, and Comparison

Hendricks, Living by the Book, chapters 30 through 32

Sun, Dec 15, 2013
by Robert Dean
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 45 mins 59 secs
History of Biblical Interpretation - Up to the Reformation

Hendricks, Living by the Book, chapters 30 through 32

Assignment:
Read Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 33-35.

Read Hendricks, Living By the Book Workbook, chapters 52-54. Continue working on the assignment in Habakkuk.

Sun, Dec 22, 2013
by Robert Dean
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 37 mins 28 secs

History of Biblical Interpretation - Review and Begin History from Luther and the Protestant Reformation
Allegorical Interpretation

Hendricks, Living by the Book, chapters 33-35

Sun, Dec 22, 2013
by Robert Dean
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 40 mins 36 secs
History of Biblical Interpretation - Calvin and the Protestant Reformation through the 20th Century

Hendricks, Living by the Book, chapters 33-35

Assignment:
Read Hendricks, Living by the Book Workbook, chapters 49-54. Continue working on the assignments in Habakkuk and reading through Habakkuk.