What’s the Context? — Part 5
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What’s the Context? — Part 5

Today Is “Elephant-Eater” Commitment Day! Are you making the commitment to read through the Bible annually? If so, Bible reading chart links are just below. Bible-Reading Charts: Since this is day of making a commitment for annual Bible reading, Jim shares this link that will resolve to a page on The Navigators website — https://finestofthewheat.org/charts-npc....

What’s the Context? — Part 4
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What’s the Context? — Part 4

Synopsis: Jim Kerwin explores Roman military discipline in the context of book of Acts to shine light on the guards at Jesus' tomb; they definitely were not Roman soldiers! After a brief discussion of some basic Bible study reference books everyone should have, we turned to reconsider the Throne-Room vision in Isaiah 6:1-9, discovering the...

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What’s the Context? — Part 3

Synopsis: Hermeneutics 1: Jim Kerwin takes us through other examples of textual, cultural, linguistic, and historical context by: elaborating further on “Wives, submit” and “Husbands, love” (Ephesians 5:22-24). We see how Paul's context for these exhortations to mutual submission (v. 21) is based on continuous infilling with the Holy Spirit (vv. 18-20) — that's the...

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What’s the Context? — Part 2

Synopsis: After a quick review of context (and the associated word textile) Jim Kerwin takes us through a “what is the context?” thought-exercise: from considering a single embroidered thread in a blouse (like a single verse); next seeing that thread in the context of an embroidered flower (like a small scripture passage or pericope); expanding our...

What’s the Context? — Part 1
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What’s the Context? — Part 1

Synopsis: Interested in in-depth Bible reading and Bible study? Today's guest host Jim Kerwin (M.A., Biblical Studies) from Finest of the Wheat Teaching Fellowship, introduces us to the subject of hermeneutics — how to read and study and share the Scriptures in context. And for our purposes this week, discovering the context comes down to...