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Getting familiar with the Bible would be a good start. One way of doing that would be to read parts of it regularly. Few ways this can be done include:
- Set up a Bible reading plan. Easy to set this up at Bible Gateway
- Read through regular portions i.e. Chapter of Proverbs daily, 5 Chapters of Psalms daily etc
1. Choose a verse
Take a verse you find interesting and study it in detail. e.g.
- Although Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, his eyesight was not dim, nor his natural strength abated. Deuteronomy 34:7 AMP
2. Different versions
Now look at different versions of the same verse. Use mainline literal translations like NIV 1984, ESV, BSB, BLB, NKJV, NASB and AMP. Avoid paraphrases when doing a Bible Study as these are usually one person’s interpretations of the Bible.
3. Break down points
In the above verse we can see at least 3 different points:
- 120 years
- Eyes not weak
- Vitality not diminished
4. Detailed study
Try to find out other verses that pertain to each of these points. e.g.
A useful resource to mention would be a Concordance which if you look at any word will show you where else the word appears in the Bible. See Concordance