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In 13 chapters, David Ewert shares guidelines on studying the Scriptures. He explains literary forms, idioms, and figures of speech from ancient cultures for today's readers. 244 pages.
Paperback, 242 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Herald Press (VA)
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Timothy Darling
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Recommends it for: Beginning Bible students
Recommended to Timothy by: Mark Wenger
Ewert's book is an excellent survey of the elements of Biblical interpretation. He deals with all the basic ideas like figures of speech, genre, theology, progressive revelation, language and culture. The careful reader will learn what she needs to know to keep from violating one part of the Scripture in her reading of another. Also, many frustrating passages can be made clear.

How to Understand the Bible is also written from a distinctively anabaptist perspective. It highlights the ideas of non-
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“It is not possible to understand the NT concept of the church if we overlook the numerous metaphors used to portray it. The church is Christ's body, a temple, a family, a royal priesthood, twelve tribes, the chosen race, Abraham's children, the new creation, the bride of Christ, and so on. Bible readers should be careful not to construct their theology of the church on a single metaphor.” 2 likes
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