By David Watson

Benchley, February 7, 2018

  • Commentaries, continued:
    • Preaching is really an audio commentary.
    • Nehemiah 8:7
    • Class workbooks are also their own form of commentary.
    • Don’t blindly accept what any commentary says.
    • Reference: Commended Commentary List from Mark Roberts:
  • Greek
    • Studying the Bible using Strong’s numbers. Each Greek and Hebrew word is assigned a number, so you can look them up and compare them without knowing the original languages.
    • It’s now much easier to do word studies in the original language, thanks to Strong’s numbers and other helps.
    • Be careful about drawing the wrong conclusion based on individual words. Every word has more than one meaning! Context is important!
    • John 21:15 – See John 19:26

How We Got the Bible, Part 2

Posted by mark under Classes

By Chris Thomas

Benchley, December 23, 2012


  • General revelation
  • Specific revelation
  • I Corinthians 2:12-13 – The original words were inspired – not just the thought.
  • Languages of antiquity
    • Ancient Hebrews, Aramiac – Once the Israelites came out of exile, the Proto-Hebrews written language was replaced by Aramaic block script, which is now the adopted alphabet of modern day Hebrew.
  • Pentateuch: first five books of the Old Testament (the Torah)
  • Tanakh: the entire Old Testament
  • The Samaritan people and their Pentateuch
  • The Septuagint and apocryphal books