How to Do a Biographical Bible Study

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Biographical Bible Study Method

There are many different ways and methods to study the Bible – you can read the whole Bible, you can study the Bible book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse, thematically, topically, by character, etc. In this blog post we will teach you how do a biographical Bible study.

 

Here is how you do a Biographical Bible Study:

 

1. Pray

Before you start your Bible study, you should pray to God and ask Him to guide and help you in your Bible study.

 

2. Choose a Biblical person

Decide on what Bibical person you want to study. If you do a biographical study for the first time, it is recommended to choose a minor character of the Bible to avoid feeling overwhelmed with too much information.

 

3. Look up references

Make a list of all the references about that person using a concordance

 

4. Write down first impressions about the person

Read all the Bible passages and references about the person and write down some first impressions.

 

5. Make a chronological outline

Create a chronological outline of the person. It may include the birth and death of the person or just an excerpt of their life depending on what is revealed in the Scripture about them.

 

6. Write down some insights about the person

Write down some insights about the person observed in the Bible passages. Write down what particularly stands out about the person, what they did or said in a certain situation, etc.

 

7. Identify character qualities

Identify both positive and negative character qualities about the person and write them down.

 

8. What Bible truths can be learned from the person?

Write down what Bible truths can be learned from the person.

 

9. Summarize the key lessons

Summarize the key lessons you can learn from the person and their life.

 

10. Write out a personal application

Consider how you can apply the lessons you have learned about the person and their life to your own life.

 

11. Review your study

Review your entire study. Search what other Bible scholars have found about the person and their life. Add, adjust, and summarize the information.

 

12. End with prayer

You should always end your Bible study with prayer thanking God for what He has revealed to you. Ask God for helping you apply the verses and findings to your own life and to share them with other people.

 

The Biographical Bible Study Method is ideal for you if you want to learn more about a certain Biblical person and their life.

 

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