How do we understand the carefully constructed logic of the New Testament letters and avoid reading out of context?
Does the Old Testament record the very words of Jesus? In this special interview, I discuss prosopological exegesis with Matthew Bates.
Becoming sensitive to the use of typology can really enhance one’s understanding of the Bible. Learn what typology is and isn’t, and how it can benefit your study.
Have you noticed that Scripture often repeats itself in reverse, creating a mirror image? This is known as a chiasm. Chiasmus are a tool the Biblical authors used regularly, and in this episode we discuss their importance.
Inclusio, or bracketing, is a literary framing technique found regularly in the Bible. In this episode, we, along with our guest Spencer Robinson, examine some examples of inclusio in Scripture and why they matter.
When reading the Gospel of Mark, have you ever found that he interrupted himself mid-story to tell a different one? If so, you have tasted what’s known as a Markan Sandwich, also known as intercalation.
Why do Hebrew copies of the Old Testament have a different order than that found in our English Bibles? Lindsay and Randy discuss the differences and why they matter.
We examine the narrative genre and what literary scholars call “the biblical narrator.” Identifying who is speaking and being sensitive to the biblical narrator’s voice can, at times, prevent confusion, and greatly enhance our understanding of the biblical story.
We discuss the importance of genre for Bible study. What is genre, how does genre influence meaning, how do we identify a genre? How can understanding genre help our reading?