I’m conducting my own in-depth Bible study from beginning to end: Genesis to Revelation. Rather than choose a particular translation to use as a base, I’m comparing multiple translations and stating the passages in a combination of my own words/a hybrid based on the comparison of how various translations render the text. This includes researching matters of textual criticism when I’m presented with consequential variations among translations. Generally, I am comparing the HCSB, ESV, NLT, NIV, KJV, and NASB. However, on some passages, I utilize an online comparison tool (Biblestudytools.com) which compares 36 English translations.
Every time I come across something that I need clarification on (which happens to be a lot) I stop, research it to death, make notes and discuss explanations based on a variety of sources. I always cite my sources so that you can conduct your own additional research. I also try to throw in extras like illustrations, maps, charts, tables- anything to help me see things more clearly. Scattered throughout are quotes from various Biblical commentaries and scholars. Commentaries I routinely cite are: David Guzik’s Enduring Word, the Holman Christian Standard Bible Apologetics Study Bible commentary, the NLT Illustrated Study Bible commentary, the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible commentary, the ESV Archaeology Study Bible commentary, as well as multiple historically well-known theologians and commentators/commentaries such as Charles Spurgeon, Benson Commentary, Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary, Barne’s Notes on the Bible, Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament, and many more…
As we’re going along, if anyone has a question that I don’t single out and research, please feel free to contact me via the contact form or comments section and I’ll be happy to look into it.
3 Replies to “The Holy Bible-TiffsNotes”
Do you or are you working on the new testament? By the way, your email is not working!
I’m pretty painstakingly making it through the OT, but I’ll eventually get to the NT. Lately I’ve gone back to school so my Bible study time has taken a hit and I’ve slowed down. Looking forward to picking up the pace again this summer when I have a break.
And yes, I have awful email issues with this site for some reason. Sorry!
Not a problem. I love your statement of faith! You nailed it!