Ouxano: Easily Understanding Old Testament Literature

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[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: This week, we take a look at the Literary Aspect of the Old Testament. This simply means the things that are there in the text that you need to be paying attention to or looking for as you read through the Bible. The first thing to remember is: Don’t overlook the obvious. Most of the historical sections of the Old Testament have what is called “The Divine Narrator”. We see this when the narrator o … [Read more...]

Ouxano: God Is the Hero of the Story!

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[display_podcast] God uses flawed people to do His work!  One of the most well-known example of this is from the Book of Judges in the Old Testament.  I give you:  Sampson!  If you look at the things Sampson was supposed to do and the life that he was supposed to lead, he basically did everything wrong.  And when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING!  He breaks his vow as a Nazarite, he hangs out with prostitutes, he compromises his faith and devotions with his relationship with Delilah... and y … [Read more...]

Ouxano: How To Study the Bible, Part 1: Biblical Format

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What is the Bible and how did it get put together?The Bible has over 40 authors, over 66 different books, on three different continents: North Africa, Europe and the Middle East Asia. It was written between the years 1500 B.C. – 70 A.D.The Old Testament - Written from around 1500 BC to 400 BC.The Old Testament has four primary types of literature: History - Covers the history of the Jewish people. Law/Teaching - Covers the law God gave them. Wisdom/Poetry - Speaks truth about life … [Read more...]


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