Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible was a fine reference work in the age of print, it allowed people to find where particular words were used in the Bible. Through two series of numbers (one for the Greek words of the NT and one for the Hebrew words of the OT) attached to the words […]
There are huge numbers of differences between us and the writers and first hearers of Scripture. But most of them don’t matter most of the time. It’s the ones that do matter that really damage our reading.
This video also deals with how our expectations (preunderstandings: what we expect the passage to be saying) can lead is astray.
You will need your Bible open at Like 14 for this one, to fit everything in 5 minutes I had to assume people could see the Bible text.
Thinking about what a Bible passage was intended to mean, to its original hearers, is really important. In passing the video explains something that makes the Bible different from other holy books. Other videos here may also be useful.