There are 4 basic skills involved in Bible study: Observation, Interpretation, Organization, and Application.
♦ Observation – teaches you to see precisely what the passage says. It is the basis for accurate interpretation and correct application. Observation answers the question: What does the passage say?
♦ Interpretation – answers the question: What does the passage mean?
♦ Organization – answers the question: How does it fit into the context of the whole Bible?
♦ Application – answers the question: What does it mean to me personally? What truths can I put into practice? What changes should I make in my life?How to Study the Bible
Michael A. Heiser
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