Do You Really Go Through Every Verse?

I was going to title this post “the daily grind” but I felt that was too boring, even for me. Yet in reality, that is exactly what I want to show you: our daily work. It’s hard to come up with creative blog posts when our mornings, afternoons, evenings and nights are filled with charting through all 66 books of the bible verse by verse. So I thought I would show you some of my charts. 🙂 Exciting for you, I know. First up is a chart from the book of Joel I did last week. Each chart takes approximately an hour to finish and includes reading through the text two or three times. Note: OH refers to the original hearers (characters in the story) and OR refers to the original readers (the intended audience when the book was written/compiled). TT stands for “Timeless Truths” and are derived from our interpretive questions. VD JoelThis next chart is from our study of 1 & 2 Samuel last quarter. Although the charting method is the same, the books are different genres: historical narrative vs. prophetic/poetry. This difference affects what sort of things we are observing. In Historical Narrative there is a large focus on geographical location, growth/fluctuation in character development, etc. In prophetic literature there is a large focus on oracles and figures of speech. Samuel VDIn summation, yes, we are going through the bible verse by verse. We start with a full reading of the text (big picture) and then the charts zoom us in to individual details of the text. We end with a Final Book Analysis which expands our view back to the big picture of the book. I’d love to answer any questions about the charting method, etc. Thank you all for your support! David and Abigail


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