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How to Read the Bible - and study aids

Bible Gateway (Website)
Bible resources and translations
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Bible Study Tools (Website)
Largest free online Bible website for verse search and in-depth studies.
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Biblical Studies - New Testament (Booklist)
A suggested list of books for initial studies of the New Testament.
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Biblical Studies - Old Testament (Booklist)
A suggested list of books for initial studies of the Old Testament.
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Candle Atlas of the Bible (Book)
An attractively produced compact atlas.
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Commentaries on the Revised Common Lectionary, from the Anglican Diocese of Montreal, Canada (Website)
Comments are designed as brief commentaries on the readings from the Revised Common Lectionary suitable for any adult who wants to understand the lessons for the week. Each lesson has a brief commentary, with a link to the biblical text, and a brief outline of the whole biblical book.
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Further resources for the 'Friends Romans' feature in The Reader Autumn 2005 (Article/Note/Report)
Additional resources for studying the Letter to the Romans
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How to Read the Bible (Article/Note/Report)
A framework for approaching Bible study, and a prompt to refreshing our reading.
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Mark - the fundamental Gospel (Article/Note/Report)
An overview of Mark's Gospel; reflecting upon its role when originally written and its place in the 21st century - a Gospel for our times?
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Mark 16.1-8; The Unfinished Sentence (Article/Note/Report)
A reflection upon Mark 16v1-8 - one of the alternative Gospel readings for Easter Day in the Revised Common Lectionary - Year B
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Online Revised Common Lectionary (Vanderbilt Divinity Library) (Website)
Revised Common Lectionary readings provided by the Vanderbilt Divinity Library - also art and prayers on the theme.
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Reading the Bible in Context (Article/Note/Report)
What God's Word may have been to his people in one context may be totally misunderstood by us in another. Being alert to context - both the context of each biblical story and our own cultural context helps us to guard against sinful use of Biblical text.
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Scripture Union (Website)
The website of Scripture Union, a non-denominational, Christ-centred international movement, founded in 1867, working in partnership with individuals and churches across the world.
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The Bible from Scratch (Book)
Introductions to all 66 books of the Protestant canon (and a discussion of the place of the Apocrypha), overviews of the whole Bible and introductions to the major sections of both testaments.
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The Text this Week (Website)
A wide variety of resources for study and liturgy based on the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle.
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Tyndale House (Website)
Bible study materials and centre for research/study .
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UCCF: The Christian Unions (Website)
UCCF provide resources aimed primarily at university and college students, including bible study materials.
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US - resources for seasonal use (Website)
Free seasonal and topical resources from USPG
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Word on the Web (Website)
Church Army resource site, providing free, daily Bible reading notes as well as other resources.
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The Reader - Autumn 2011 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
The Bible: Biblical Literacy in Church and Culture; Preaching for Biblical Literacy; Biblical Criticism; The Bible and the Media; Creativity in the Bible;The Drama of Scripture. Also: Celebrating Harvest (2011-09-06)
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The Reader - Spring 2015 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Stories and StoryTelling: Preaching the Parables, Story Telling, Story Writing, Old Testament. Also: The Issue of Immigration (2015-04-06)
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The Reader - Summer 2015 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Chaplaincies: Chaplaincy for a Sea Cadet Corps Unit, School Chaplaincy in the Independent Sector, Chaplaincy among Deaf People, Hospital Chaplaincy, Prison Chaplaincy. Also; Many Storytellers, one gospel - The Revised Common Lectionary; A Broad Church; Forest Church (2015-06-19)
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The Reader - Winter 2004 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Using and Interpreting the Bible: how to read the Bible, how to preach on difficult bits of the Bible, reading the Bible in context, and a fresh look at the Gospels and Old Testament. The Bible is "nourishment for the imagination, insight for direction and guidance for quality human living". (2004-12-01)
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  • The Oxford LLM Conference took place over the weekend (9th-11th June), attended by over 100 LLMs, the Bishop Andrew Proud of Reading (warden) and Phillip Tovey (deputy warden) among others.
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