The Word Study Method of Bible Study

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Method Seven - The Word Study Method of Bible Study

7.1 - Tools

7.1.1 - Bible and several alternate translations

7.1.2 - Exhaustive concordance

7.1.3 - Bible dictionary or encyclopedia

7.1.4 - Set of word studies

7.1.5 - English dictionary

7.2 - Hints

7.2.1 - Remember that often a single word in the original language may be replaced by many different words, or even phrases, when translated into English.

7.2.2 - An exhaustive concordance such as Strong's or Young's are especially valuable for this study since they associate each discrete original word to its English translation.

7.3 - Steps

Step 1 - Choose the word you will study

Step 2 - Find its English definition in the English dictionary

Step 3 - Compare treatments of the word in the various translations

Step 4 - Note the definition of the original word (Hebrew, Greek, or Aramaic)

Step 5 - Discover just where the word is used in the Bible

7.3.5.1 - How often does it occur?

7.3.5.2 - In which books is it found?

7.3.5.3 - In which book is it used most?

7.3.5.4 - Where does the word first appear?

7.3.5.5 - Where does it first appear in the book you are studying?

7.3.5.6 - Which writers used the word?

Step 6 - Find the origin and root meaning of the word, how the word was used by the secular culture of the day

Step 7 - Determine how the word was used in the Bible and how it would have been understood in the culture to which the Bible was originally addressed

Step 8 - Write an application

A Suggested List of Key Words for the Word Study Method

Adoption
Adversary
Apostle
Atonement
Baptize
Believe
Bless
Body
Call
Chasten
Christ
Church
Confess
Covenant
Death
Disciple
Everlasting
Evil

Faint

Faith
Favour
Fear
Fellowship

Flesh
Good
Gospel
Grace
Hear
Hell
Holy

Hope
Immanuel
Iniquity
Jehovah
Jesus
Judgment

Kingdom

Know

Law
Laying on of Hands
Life
Light
Lord
Love
Lust
Manifest

Marriage
Mediator
Meek
Mercy
Mind
Minister
Miracle
Mystery

Name

Obey

Passover

Peace
Perfect
Perish

Preach
Propitiation
Reconcile
Redeem
Remnant
Repent
Rest
Resurrection
Righteous

Sabbath
Sacrifice
Saint

Sanctify

Save

Servant

Sin

Soul

Spirit
Temptation
Trial
Truth
Understand
Vain
Vision
Watch
Wisdom
Witness
Word
World
Worship

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