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Listening to Scripture: Strategies for Interpreting the Bible


8 Sessions 

Introduces six skills or strategies that will enable learners to uncover enough about the text that they can begin to understand the meaning it

might have had for its first readers and hearers.  Learning what the text meant is the study’s first objective.  From there, participants explore what the text means — the message it has for us as Christians today.



Six Strategies for Listening to Scripture:

  1. Exploring the Historical Setting
  2. Discovering the Literary Context and Audience
  3. Identifying Oral and Literary Forms
  4. Analyzing the Structure
  5. Investigating Words and Phrases
  6. Putting it All Together