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Class 6: Studying Difficult Passages and Familiar Passages

September 25, 2022 Speaker: Danan Leab Series: How to Study the Bible

I. Studying Difficult Passages

   A. Why are passages often difficult?

      1. Culture Gap

      2. Apparent Contradiction

      3. Mystery

   B. Four Principles

      1. Pray

      2. Examine the Context

      3. Let Scripture Interpret Scripture

         (1) Diagnose the difficulty

         (2) Find relevant passages

         (3) Synthesize

      4. Ask for help

II. Studying Familiar Passages

   A. Five Principles

      1. Pray

      2. Don't Assume, Ask

      3. Search for Surprises

      4. Meditate

      5. Express