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How well do you know the Bible?

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Last year, I decided to start reading the Bible again, but with a different spirit. I'm starting from the OT and reading it as if I were reading a novel, beginning to the end. I've always read the Bible, in disarray it seems, but starting with the OT, I'm reading things that I don't remember ever reading in the past.

 

So, I'm growing in my Bible knowledge, and how to better understand it. I also have a Bible with footnotes that help to read it as it was intended. 

 

I hope to become further educated in Scripture, yet remain humble when I help others to educate themselves, too.How well do you know the Bible? Do you read it daily?

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 This is really good you are doing this. Take your time and prayerfully read the words of His holy Book. When you hit 1 Chronicles 10 it is much the same as from 1 Samuel 31 and on, but there are a few things between the two that differ - not contradict, but just other information may appear in one that does not appear in the other.

 

 Keep us informed as to your progress, questions and/or insights.

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I am guilty of skipping the book of Numbers . 

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2 hours ago, Becky said:

I am guilty of skipping the book of Numbers . 

lol Same. But, I have to believe, if it's in there, it must be important enough for us to know. 

 

 

@FaberThank you, and I'm taking it slow. It can only be done that way, I think? I'm finding that I ''get'' some passages very quickly, and some, I need to reread it, and then pray on it. I'm enjoying it, which I didn't always feel that way about the Bible. It always felt daunting to read, and like something I ''should'' be doing, but didn't want to. 

3 hours ago, Faber said:

 This is really good you are doing this. Take your time and prayerfully read the words of His holy Book. When you hit 1 Chronicles 10 it is much the same as from 1 Samuel 31 and on, but there are a few things between the two that differ - not contradict, but just other information may appear in one that does not appear in the other.

 

 Keep us informed as to your progress, questions and/or insights.

 

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Reading the Bible is kinda like viewing a painting, at first glance just see the boat on the ocean, then you learn how hard it is too paint and you notice all the details, then you learn that the artist was a sailor and you look again and that same painting blows you away.

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8 hours ago, Innerfire89 said:

Reading the Bible is kinda like viewing a painting, at first glance just see the boat on the ocean, then you learn how hard it is too paint and you notice all the details, then you learn that the artist was a sailor and you look again and that same painting blows you away.

So true!

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