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How many names of God are listed in Scripture? Well, if you do a quick online search, you’ll see lists numbering as many as 72. Here is a site that lists at least 29 of those names in Hebrew with information on each one. Click on the speaker icon to hear it pronounced in Hebrew.
A thorough study of the names of God will change your life. Each one reveals more about the wonderful character of this mighty God we serve. Another great resource is Lord, I Want to Know You by Kay Arthur. It is a 6-week study exploring 16 of His names. At the end of each chapter, there is a list of questions that can be used in a small group study. There are also DVD’s or audio CD’s available from Precept Ministries that can be used with the study. (Special training from PMI is NOT required to lead a Lord Series Bible study.)
Study the many names of God and you will say with the Psalmist, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.” (Psalm 103:1)
Okay, I think this key word symbol is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a little stick figure on its little stick knees with its little stick arms raised in worship. I think it’s pretty cute.
But don’t forget that cute isn’t really the point of marking key words in your Bible. The purpose is to make you slow down and read the text instead of rushing through it without comprehending what you’re reading. Repeated words also help you understand what message God is trying to convey. The main theme of a book or chapter of the Bible can be determined by taking note of the key repeated words found in it.
For more key word symbol ideas, go here.
Today we started our new study: Lord, Teach Me to Study the Bible in 28 Days by Kay Arthur. According to Kay, the purpose of this book is “to teach you how to study the Bible for yourself so you can discover the truth for yourself.” You will learn the basics of inductive Bible study where the Bible itself is your main text instead of books about the Bible.
You will learn the components of inductive Bible study – Observation, Interpretation, and Application – as well as other study tools such as marking key words, making lists, and understanding the context of Scripture. You will also learn where other Bible study tools fit in – like doing word studies and reading commentaries.
Join us in person or online for this study! For details on doing the study with us or at your own pace, go here.
Here’s how I mark the word deliver. I use a yellow-gold gel ink pen, but you can use whatever color you like. For more ideas on how to mark key words, visit our Key Word Symbols page or scroll down on the right to the Categories bar and click on Key Word Symbols. Or, go here.
Here’s a nifty Bible study tool available from Precept Ministries. It’s a History of Israel Timeline. According to PMI, “This easy-to-understand guide to Israel’s history, from the beginning with Adam to modern times including the Middle East conflict, is designed to help you place Scripture in its proper historical and chronological context. Conveniently sized to fit most Bibles, this tool will make inductive Bible study even more rewarding and enlightening. This is the timeline from the New Inductive Study Bible. One 9″ x 5 1/2″ Foldout.” And for the price of $12.99, that’s a pretty good deal.
Of course, if you own a New Inductive Study Bible, then you already have this chart on pages NISB-42 through 48. But if you don’t, then this is a great tool to add to your own Bible.