Studying the Bible (and related subjects) seriously can seem a daunting exercise — the more so when you are on your own in trying to understand the contents of this ancient book, let alone the history that informs and surrounds and proceeds from it. Few churches offer enrichment classes that explore these texts and topics in depth, and you may not have easy access to a pastor or professor to mentor you. Of course, nowadays there are some terrific online options that put learning at your fingertips, including the sermons and lectures of the best thinkers and communicators; but if you have a specific question or interest it is sometimes difficult to come to the right information quickly.
On this shelf of the Library I have set some of the written work that I have put together for people in the studies and classes that I have led or taught, in the hopes that they will be useful to you, too, as you study on your own. Whether your goal is to increase your own knowledge for a known (or unknown!) goal or to gather background information as you prepare to teach others, these resources should be accessible and helpful. What’s more, if you don’t see what you are looking for, contact me through the comments below and I will see what I can come up with for you.
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Links to the various Intermediate Study pages can be found below — and they can also be accessed through the sidebar.
The Book of Hebrews The many fruits of a two-year class on this complex and beautiful book: commentary, key terms, independent Bible study exercises, and more!
Good Question! Several good questions from other Bible students answered plainly, and the opportunity to ask your own!