Grasping God's Word

A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

Author: J. Scott Duvall

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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Grasping God's Word has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. The third edition, revised based on feedback from professors, will continue to serve college-level students and lay learners well in their quest to gain a firm grasp on the rock of God's word. Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays and New Testament expert J. Scott Duvall provide practical, hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretive process. To emphasize the Bible's redemptive arc and encourage correlation across the biblical canon, the authors have included a call to "Consult the biblical map. How does a theological principle fit with the rest of the Bible?" as an additional step in the Interpretive Journey. This edition has also been rearranged for clarity and includes updated illustrations, appendices, bibliography, and assignments. A robust suite of learning aids is available for purchase to be used alongside the textbook to help students excel in their studies. These include a workbook, video lectures for each chapter featuring the authors, and a laminated quick study sheet with key concepts from the book.

Grasping God's Word, Fourth Edition

A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

Author: J. Scott Duvall

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 590

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A Proven Approach to Help You Interpret and Understand the Bible Grasping God's Word has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. This book will equip you with a five-step Interpretive Journey that will help you make sense of any passage in the Bible. It will also guide you through all the different genres found in the Bible to help you learn the specifics of how to best approach each one. Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, this book starts by equipping readers with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts. Features include: Proven in classrooms across the country Hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretation process Emphasis on real-life application Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials Accompanying workbook, video lectures, laminated study guide (sold separately) This fourth edition includes revised chapters on word studies and Bible translations, updated illustrations, cultural references, bibliography, and assignments. This book is the ideal resource for anyone looking for a step-by-step guide that will teach them how to accurately and faithfully interpret the Bible.

Grasping God's Word Workbook

A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

Author: J. Scott Duvall

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The widely used Grasping God’s Word, now in a revised third edition, teaches the foundational principles and tools of biblical interpretation. J. Scott Duvall, who specializes in New Testament studies, and Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays survey numerous biblical passages, demonstrating solid interpretive strategies for understanding the Bible. This workbook is designed to use alongside the Grasping God’s Word textbook, following its structure with activities that offer additional practice for all the elements of faithful scholarship as they are presented. College-level students and other serious learners will have the opportunity to try out their interpretive skills by applying them to specific genres and contexts. Both Grasping God’s Word and Grasping God’s Word Workbook treat Scripture as the solid rock of Christian faith, one that students will grip more easily when they know how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it.

Grasping God's Word Workbook, Fourth Edition

A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

Author: J. Scott Duvall

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 701

A Companion WORKBOOK to Today's Most Widely Used Textbook for Learning to Interpret and Understand the Bible Grasping God's Word has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. This WORKBOOK is designed for use alongside the fourth edition of the textbook Grasping God's Word. While the textbook shows you the principles and tools of interpretation, the WORKBOOK lets you try them out by applying them to specific genres and contexts. Together, these books will help you get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture--how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it. Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, this book starts by equipping readers with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts. Features include: Proven in classrooms across the country Hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretation process Emphasis on real-life application Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials Updates corresponding to the fourth edition of the textbook, including new exercises Accompanying textbook, video lectures, laminated study guide (sold separately) When used alongside the textbook, this workbook is the ideal resource for anyone looking for a hands-on step-by-step guide that will teach them how to accurately and faithfully interpret the Bible.

Grasping God's Word

Author: J. Scott Duvall

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 543

'Excellent, practical, and accurate. It leads students from the most fundamental building blocks of interpretation (including skills that most beginning students lack) through all the essential processes.' ---Craig S. Keener, Professor of New Testament, Eastern Seminary Just as a rock climber's handhold enables him to master the mountain, a firm grasp on God's Word empowers us to traverse the challenging, risky slopes of life. This workbook is designed for use with the textbook Grasping God's Word. While the textbook shows you the principles and tools of interpretation, the workbook lets you try them out by applying them to specific genres and contexts. Together, these books will help you get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture---how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it. Features include: * Proven in classrooms across the country * Emphasis on real-life application * Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials * Updates corresponding to the second edition of the textbook, including new exercises Grasping God's Word progresses through the following five sections: 1. How to Read the Book---Basic Tools 2. Contexts---Now and Then 3. Meaning and Application 4. The Interpretive Journey---New Testament 5. The Interpretive Journey---Old Testament

Grasping God's Word (Enhanced Edition)

A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

Author: J. Scott Duvall

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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ENHANCED EDITION—Just as a rock climber’s handhold enables him to master the mountain, a firm grasp on God’s Word empowers us to traverse the challenging, risky slopes of life. Grasping God’s Word helps college students, beginning seminary students, and other serious readers get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture—how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it. Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, this book starts by equipping readers with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts. Features include: • VIDEOS: Section introductions by authors and master teachers J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays • VIDEOS: Concluding reflections on the end result of studying God's Word • Proven utility in classrooms across the country • Hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretation process • Emphasis on real-life application • Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials • Accompanying workbook (sold separately) This third edition includes updated illustrations, appendices, bibliography, and assignments, and has been rearranged for clarity. In order to emphasize the redemptive narrative arc of the Bible and provide greater canonical correlation, the authors have modified the steps of the Interpretive Journey to include a fifth step throughout the book: 1. Grasp the text in their town. What did the text mean to the biblical audience? 2. Measure the width of the river to cross. What are the differences between the biblical audience and us? 3. Cross the principlizing bridge. What is the theological principle in this text? 4. Cross into the rest of Scripture. Does the rest of the canon’s teaching modify or qualify this principle? 5. Grasp the text in our town. How should Christians today apply the theological principle in their lives? Grasping God’s Word progresses through the following five sections: 1. How to Read the Book—Basic Tools; 2. Contexts—Now and Then; 3. Meaning and Application; 4. The Interpretive Journey—New Testament; 5. The Interpretive Journey—Old Testament.

Grasping God's Word Sheet

Author: J. Scott Duvall

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 4

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This laminated, three-hole-punched study guide makes studying and reviewing for exams much easier for Bible students. Based on Scott Duvall and Daniel Hays' Grasping God's Word, this easy-to-use study tool rounds up key information and presents it at a glance.

Grasping God's Word Laminated Sheet

Author: J. Scott Duvall

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 4

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Whether studying for exams or delving into the Scriptures, Bible students will love how this Zondervan Get an A! Study Guide puts critical information at their fingertips. No more hunting through textbooks or laboring over self-made study cards. This study resource is ideal for obtaining a quick overview of Scott Duvall and Daniel Hays' Grasping God's Word for exam preparation and last-minute review, or as an aid in Bible study.

Grasping God's Word Video Lectures

A Hands-on Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

Author: J. Scott Duvall

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page:

View: 195

Understanding the Bible correctly and rightly relating its meaning to life requires using the correct approach and tools to dig deeper into scripture. Grasping God's Word: Video Lectures---a companion to the popular text, Grasping God's Word, by Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays and New Testament expert J. Scott Duvall---is an indispensable guide to reading, interpreting, and applying the Bible carefully and in context.

Grasping God's Word Pack

Learn How to Read, Interpret, and Apply the Bible

Author: J. Scott Duvall

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 506

View: 1000

The Grasping God's Word pack contains everything you need to learn the basics of biblical interpretation, no matter if you are enrolled in a class or learning on your own. It includes 22 video lessons on three DVDs, J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays bestselling hermeneutics textbook along with a corresponding workbook, and a laminated study sheet."