Inductive Bible Study Essay

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Douglas Holloway
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BIBL 350 – Inductive Bible Study
Assignments for Submission #4

Assignment 19-4: Deuteronomy 22:8

“When you build a new house, make a parapet around your roof so that you may not bring the guilt of bloodshed on your house if someone falls from the roof.”

(1) Study the text and make as many observations as you can. List the observations in the space provided. Be sure that you understand the meanings of all the words. Do background study and word studies as needed to understand each term. (2) Identify both the historical-cultural context and the literary context. Regarding the
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Gal. 5:13 sums up the principle of this Old Testament law perfectly: You’ my brothers’ were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.”


(3d) Step #4: Cross into the New Testament:

(3e) Step #5: Grasping the Text in Our Town:
Christians today need to grow in love and to show that love through concern and service for the well-being of others. We need to put the care and well-being of others above our care and concern for ourselves. We need to love all people, not just the ones that are like us, or that are nice, or that can help us get what we want. This love for people will reflect God’s love for all people which He made clear by His laws in the Old Testament and the sacrificial death of Christ for our sins in the New Testament.

Assignment 20-1: Psalm 20

Based on the discussion of parallelism in the textbook, classify each of the couplets (verses) in Psalm 20, printed below. That is, identify each set of parallel lines as synonymous, developmental, illustrative, contrastive, or formal. Note that verse 5 and 6 each have three lines instead of two. Either classify all three lines together as one category, or classify the first two as one category and then relate the last line to the first two as a category. Verse 1 has been completed as an example for you.

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