Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tips on Finding Scriptures

If you are going to be studying the Word of God, you should have some idea of how to find scriptures.

From time to time I will offer different tips on how to find the various books of the bible and different scriptures.

  • The Bible has a Table of Contents. Like all books, this can be found on one of the first few pages. Use it whenever you need it - really.

  • Memorize the first 5 books of the Bible. The proper name for these books is the Pentateuch. They are: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers & Deuteronomy. They were written by Moses.

  • What's with all the numbers? The Bible is divided into books. Each book is divided into chapters. Each chapter is divided into verses. And sometimes when referencing a part of a verse, a person may say 'a' or 'b'; 'a' being the first part of the verse, and 'b' being the second part of the verse. So if you are asked to turn to Psalms 23:2, that would be the book of Psalms, chapter 23, verse 2. If I was referring only to the second part of that verse, I would say Psalms 23:2b.


Anonymous said...

I use the Table of Contents! XDDD