Study the Bible Through 2019

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Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by sweetandsour » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:28 am

I'm attempting again to read the Bible through in the course of a year. No gimicks or special written-like-a-novel Bible or unique plan. I'm reading an ESV Reformation Study Bible, and simply started at Genesis 1:1, taking in footnotes and comment sections, so it's more like "study the Bible through". I may skip to resurrection parts of the New testament for Easter, and Christmas parts after Thanksgiving, etc. But I plan to finish up with Revelation in December to the end of the year.
If I finish it up accordingly, it'll be the first time I've ever done it.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:14 am

I'm currently in Deuteronomy 27. I read Deut 25:11-12 to my wife and she didn't care too much for that law. I don't either, actually.
Anyway, I think I'll be able to speed things up as I get to more familiar OT books.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:48 am

I'm in the book of Judges now. 1st chapter.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by Stanley76 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:57 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:14 am
I'm currently in Deuteronomy 27. I read Deut 25:11-12 to my wife and she didn't care too much for that law. I don't either, actually.
Anyway, I think I'll be able to speed things up as I get to more familiar OT books.
I had to look up this passage. At first I thought it was kind of ambiguous. If she grabs the assailant or the husband? Then I figured it didn't really matter in either case.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:36 pm

Stanley76 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:57 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:14 am
I'm currently in Deuteronomy 27. I read Deut 25:11-12 to my wife and she didn't care too much for that law. I don't either, actually.
Anyway, I think I'll be able to speed things up as I get to more familiar OT books.
I had to look up this passage. At first I thought it was kind of ambiguous. If she grabs the assailant or the husband? Then I figured it didn't really matter in either case.
This is one of those passages that could easily fit into the on-going "literal" thread. Would a woman's hand really be "severed"? Many scholars say no, that's not the case.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by Stanley76 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:31 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:36 pm
Stanley76 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:57 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:14 am
I'm currently in Deuteronomy 27. I read Deut 25:11-12 to my wife and she didn't care too much for that law. I don't either, actually.
Anyway, I think I'll be able to speed things up as I get to more familiar OT books.
I had to look up this passage. At first I thought it was kind of ambiguous. If she grabs the assailant or the husband? Then I figured it didn't really matter in either case.
This is one of those passages that could easily fit into the on-going "literal" thread. Would a woman's hand really be "severed"? Many scholars say no, that's not the case.
Maybe. I wonder how many times this actually occurred or how many times it was carried out? I hope none. I wonder what an exactly translation from Hebrew says? The Bible is fascinating isn't it. I've only read the Message Bible cover to cover. That probably doesn't count and I remember almost none of it. I respect your goal. Seriously.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:37 am

I'm now in 2 Samuel, 2nd chapter. Judges and 1st Samuel are two bloody books, but very moving, and contemplative.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by sweetandsour » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:18 am

Still in 2 Samuel. This is a very emotional book of the Bible.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by sweetandsour » Thu May 30, 2019 9:05 am

I'm now in the book of Ezra. I paused to think yesterday, how many whiskey or Bourbon brands use old testament names.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by tuttle » Thu May 30, 2019 9:22 am

A good follow up book after a read through of the OT would be "Dominion and Dynasty" by Stephen Dempster. He does an excellent job revealing Christ throughout the OT.

On a related note, I'm going to try a summer read-through of the New Testament.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:32 am

tuttle wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:22 am
A good follow up book after a read through of the OT would be "Dominion and Dynasty" by Stephen Dempster. He does an excellent job revealing Christ throughout the OT.

On a related note, I'm going to try a summer read-through of the New Testament.
Thanks, I'll order a copy.

BTW, I'm now in Psalms, and I can think of no better summertime reading. The timing is perfect.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by sweetandsour » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:36 am

Well, here it is mid-year, and I'm at Psalm 65. I'm convinced that David was as much a Calvinist as St. Paul was. Lots of theology in Psalms, and beautiful prayers. Some look like they were written by Jesus himself.
And sometimess I think to myself, "David, it's just like you left it".
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by tuttle » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:08 am

I came across this article today by a guy explaining his first time reading through the Bible. It's nothing earth shattering, but it offers a little insight to the mindset of someone who hasn't been raised with the Scriptures and has a humorous vibe to it that I think folks here would appreciate.

https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine ... halt-thou/
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by sweetandsour » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:22 am

tuttle wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:08 am
I came across this article today by a guy explaining his first time reading through the Bible. It's nothing earth shattering, but it offers a little insight to the mindset of someone who hasn't been raised with the Scriptures and has a humorous vibe to it that I think folks here would appreciate.

https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine ... halt-thou/
Thanks for sharing, he's funny alright. But it made me think about getting a copy of the RC OT when I'm done, and read through the extra books as well, before moving to the NT.
I'm at Psalm 85 now, and really enjoying the Psalms.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by hugodrax » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:33 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:22 am
tuttle wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:08 am
I came across this article today by a guy explaining his first time reading through the Bible. It's nothing earth shattering, but it offers a little insight to the mindset of someone who hasn't been raised with the Scriptures and has a humorous vibe to it that I think folks here would appreciate.

https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine ... halt-thou/
Thanks for sharing, he's funny alright. But it made me think about getting a copy of the RC OT when I'm done, and read through the extra books as well, before moving to the NT.
I'm at Psalm 85 now, and really enjoying the Psalms.
I think you should, and not because I'm biased, oddly enough. I've also read some of the apocryphal Gospels with interest; while the didn't change my faith, they gave me an alternate perspective.

Sort of like a lighter version of Wosbald, you know?
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:22 am

I'm in Proverbs now, Chapter 1. I savored, and took my time going through Psalms, and it was a real pleasure. I can think of no better summertime reading.
I'd like to complete the OT including the RC apocryphal books before the end of September, which is coming rather quickly this year I think.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by hugodrax » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:05 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:22 am
I'm in Proverbs now, Chapter 1. I savored, and took my time going through Psalms, and it was a real pleasure. I can think of no better summertime reading.
I'd like to complete the OT including the RC apocryphal books before the end of September, which is coming rather quickly this year I think.
Ah. We use "apocryphal" very differently.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by sweetandsour » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:43 am

hugodrax wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:05 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:22 am
I'm in Proverbs now, Chapter 1. I savored, and took my time going through Psalms, and it was a real pleasure. I can think of no better summertime reading.
I'd like to complete the OT including the RC apocryphal books before the end of September, which is coming rather quickly this year I think.
Ah. We use "apocryphal" very differently.
Are you teaching me something? Or just %fracking with me.
Actually I just borrowed the word from your previous post. Anyway, you're really causing me to further study.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by hugodrax » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:23 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:43 am
hugodrax wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:05 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:22 am
I'm in Proverbs now, Chapter 1. I savored, and took my time going through Psalms, and it was a real pleasure. I can think of no better summertime reading.
I'd like to complete the OT including the RC apocryphal books before the end of September, which is coming rather quickly this year I think.
Ah. We use "apocryphal" very differently.
Are you teaching me something? Or just %fracking with me.
Actually I just borrowed the word from your previous post. Anyway, you're really causing me to further study.
Neither. I'm not qualified to teach and I think too much of you to frack. "Apocryphal" means of doubtful authenticity. I believe the deuterocanonical books to be authentic.

I was talking about things like the Gospel of Thomas. Worth a skeptical read.
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Re: Study the Bible Through 2019

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:59 am

I'm in Eclesiastes now. Getting impatient now to get into the NT. Reminds me of the anticipation OT Jews felt for the coming of the Messiah.
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