"The Store With A Servant's Heart"

Category: Bible Language Tools

Bible Language Tools

Showing all 17 results

  • Strange Scriptures : Deciphering 52 Weird, Bizarre, And Curious Verses From

    $19.99

    What’s that Scripture mean?

    Ever asked yourself this question when you’re reading through the Bible? We all have. Whether we’ve been saved a long time or are just beginning to follow Christ, there are portions of Scripture that go over our heads. They’re puzzling. Odd. Complicated. Strange.

    *What’s baptism on behalf of the dead? (1 Corinthians 15:29)
    *Wasn’t it rude for Jesus to call a woman a dog? (Mark 7:27)
    *If Jesus is eternal, why is he called the firstborn? (Colossians 1:15)
    *How can we do greater works than Christ? (John 14:12)

    Scriptures like these are not preached from the pulpit as commonly as our favorite texts. You rarely hear about them in your small group Bible study. And it’s definitely not easy to explain what they mean.

    Think of it like this: if the Bible were an apple orchard, the Scriptures we’re most familiar with are like the luscious Honey Crisp. They’re our favorites. Like, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and Love never fails. Oh, the meaning and relevant application from these just gushes forth into our lives.

    But strange Scriptures are more like crabapples. Consider this one: For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment (2 Peter 2:4). Not quite a Honey Crisp, is it? There’s juice in it, all right, but if you want meaning and life application, you have to do a whole lot more squeezing.

    That’s where Strange Scriptures comes in. Within each short study, author Chris Palmer has aimed to represent scholarship, Greek exegesis, and life application to bring forth a full-bodied study to nourish your soul.

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • Greek Word Study

    $24.99

    Flour. Sheep. Coins. Wheat. Jesus never abandoned the familiarity of His time because what He had to say was so celestial or deep. Instead, He took advantage of what people already understood. In doing so, He didn’t just leave a way of salvation for us, but also a pattern of teaching to follow. This alone was my inspiration for how I chose to write Greek Word Study.–author Chris Palmer

    In a follow-up to his highly acclaimed book Letters from Jesus: Studies from the Seven Churches of Revelation, the Rev. Chris Palmer has written Greek Word Study: 90 Ancient Words That Unlock Scripture. With wit, humor, grace, and scholarship, Chris offers biblical insights while teaching Koine Greek words and phrases one delightful bite at a time. Unlike other books that overwhelm readers with Greek grammar, word formation, tenses, and the like, Chris makes the language accessible to anyone, using modern stories and analogies that engage readers and draw them into the Scriptures. Learning some Greek words and phrases helps you read the Bible in high definition!

    You don’t need to be scholar to read this book and you don’t need to know an ounce of Greek either. In fact, you don’t even have to really know much about the Bible at all, Chris says. All you need to do is just kick back and enjoy.

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • Letters From Jesus

    $19.99

    In Revelation 2:2, Jesus tells the church in Ephesus something intimate-Google Street View intimate. He says, ‘I know your works’ (Oida ta erga sou). Four words don’t seem like much, but in the Greek, it packs a punch…. Jesus chooses the Greek word oida, which expresses total, comprehensive knowledge. It is intimate knowledge that comes from being up close and personal. This knowledge isn’t hazy on the details. It doesn’t struggle to remember. It preserves the particulars. In the mind’s eye, everything is sharp and clear, like a well-taken photograph. -Chris Palmer

    Letters from Jesus: Studies from the Seven Churches of Revelation explores Christ’s warnings to the seven most prominent churches in Asia Minor in the book of Revelation. These letters date back to 95 A.D., but they help us make a fascinating discovery about civilization: life hasn’t changed that much over the last two millennia.

    Author Chris Palmer illustrates the truths contained in the Letters from Jesus using modern, everyday day examples. The host of the popular podcast Greek for the Week, he unpacks Greek words and phrases in these verses from Revelation with humor, joy, and biblical scholarship.

    Why study Greek, even just a little bit? As Chris explains, looking at the New Testament in the original language in which it was written can offer us some beautiful insights into God’s Word. It’s like reading the Bible in high definition, he says. Also, studying God’s Word in the original language forces us to approach it with reverence and awe, humbling ourselves to obey what it says, whether it’s something we want to hear or not.

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • Learning Gods Love Language Workbook (Workbook)

    $14.99

    Learning God’s Love Language Workbook is a Hebrew word study course that you can use in your personal Bible study. Learn Hebrew almost immediately, without years of memorization and other Hebrew language courses.There is an old proverb, Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. This comes from an even older proverb; It is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for him.My books have been feeding Christians for a day, that is, I have been doing Hebrew word studies every day for that I send out via e-mail and post online. Now I can now teach you to fish, to do your own word studies, so you will be fed for a lifetime.The Learning God’s Love Language Workbook is the companion to my larger work, Learning God’s Love Language. This book was previously published under the title Beyond the Hebrew Lexicon. This edition has been completely updated and edited to correct typographical errors and make the text more accurate and understandable. The new typeset in this edition helps the Hebrew alphabet stand out and makes the characters easily recognizable.Learning God’s Love Language Workbook will bring you to the place where you can do your own Hebrew word study. Mine the riches of God’s Word in the original language by learning the meanings of each Hebrew letter and uncovering the built-in commentary behind each Hebrew word.And by doing so, enrich your understanding of God’s Word through His ancient love language.

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • Books Of The Bible Made Easy

    $5.99

    Want a quick overview of the Bible? From Genesis through Revelation, get a handle on all 66 books of the Bible with this quick guide! Find information fast with its simple summaries, outlines, and charts!

    See what you need to know about all 66 books of the Bible at a glance! For each book of the Bible, it shows the name of the book, the author, topic, when it was written, purpose, and the key verse. Perfect for individual use, group Bible study, or adult Sunday school classes.

    Enjoy having these features at your fingertips:
    * Easy-to-understand overview on ALL 66 books of the Bible, answering key questions:
    -Who wrote the book?
    -When was it written?
    -Why was it written?
    -How is Jesus present?
    * Brief summaries
    * Basic outlines
    * Key Scripture verses
    * Introductions to each section of the Bible-Pentateuch, historical books, poetry & wisdom books, prophetic books, Gospels & Acts, and Epistles & Revelation-that allow you to see which books are grouped together and why.

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • Bible Study Made Easy

    $5.99

    How can you dig deeper into the Bible? Enjoy a solid, easy-tounderstand overview of inductive Bible study with Rose’s Bible Study Made Easy.

    Featuring charts, simple summaries, and practical tips, this quick guide is a great introduction, going step-by-step through the basic principles of Bible study.

    Discover how to use concordances to easily navigate through the Bible, find out how to dig deeper with Bible dictionaries, and learn how to apply God’s word to your life through inductive Bible studies.

    It covers:
    * 7 first steps to take when beginning a Bible study
    * 8 basic principles of Bible study
    * Dozens of study tips and recommendations, including which key Bible verses, passages, and books of the Bible to explore
    * 3 keys to inductive Bible study and the S.O.I.L. four-step approach that explains how to dig deeper into the Bible

    Perfect for individual study, 1-on-1 discipleship, small groups, adult Sunday school classes, youth groups, and new believers’ classes!

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (Revised)

    $59.95

    A helpful language reference tool for students, pastors, and scholars. The BHS Reader’s Edition is for those who have a basic understanding of Biblical Hebrew and desire to read and study the Hebrew Bible. With this book alone (and a year of Hebrew), students are able to read the Hebrew Bible in its entirety.

    Main features include:
    * Complete text of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, checked against the Leningrad Codex
    * All words that occur fewer than 70 times are parsed and contextually defined in the apparatus
    * Glossary listing of all other words
    * Improved layout of poetic texts
    * All weak verb forms are parsed
    * High quality paper does not bleed through

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes

    $18.00

    Introduction: Coming To Terms With Our Cultural Blinders
    Part One: Above The Surface
    1. Serving Two Masters: Mores
    2. The Bible In Color: Race And Ethnicity
    3. Just Words? Language

    Part Two: Just Below The Surface
    4. Captain Of My Soul: Individualism And Collectivism
    5. Have You No Shame? Honor/Shame And Right/Wrong
    6. Sand Through The Hourglass: Time

    Part Three: Deep Below The Surface
    7. First Things First: Rules And Relationships
    8. Getting Right Wrong: Virtue And Vice
    9. Its All About Me: Finding The Center Of Gods Will

    Conclusion: Three Easy Steps For Removing Our Cultural Blinders?
    Acknowledgments
    Resources For Further Exploration
    Notes

    Additional Info
    What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. For example: When Western readers hear Paul exhorting women to dress modestly, we automatically think in terms of sexual modesty. But most women in that culture would never wear racy clothing. The context suggests that Paul is likely more concerned about economic modesty–that Christian women not flaunt their wealth through expensive clothes, braided hair and gold jewelry.Some readers might assume that Moses married below himself because his wife was a dark-skinned Cushite. Actually, Hebrews were the slave race, not the Cushites, who were highly respected. Aaron and Miriam probably thought Moses was being presumptuous by marrying above himself.Western individualism leads us to assume that Mary and Joseph traveled alone to Bethlehem. What went without saying was that they were likely accompanied by a large entourage of extended family. Biblical scholars Brandon O’Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. They identify nine key areas where modern Westerners have significantly different assumptions about what might be going on in a text. Drawing on their own crosscultural experience in global mission, O’Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ.

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • Multilingual God : Stories Of Translation

    $13.99

    Some decades ago the prospect of reaching the entire world with the gospel appeared very dim indeed. In a world population that was virtually exploding with growth, how could Christians begin to reach the billions of fellow humans? Then missionaries began mastering the multiplied languages on earth, placing the Bible on paper, making recordings of the gospel, and beaming the Word of God out on radio and television waves. A portion of the Bible was translated painstakingly into over a thousand languages. The entire Bible was translated into several hundred. There was reason to be hopeful. Missionaries taught nationals how to plant churches. Then nationals started planting churches, and churches begat churches . . . Bible translators had and continue to play a crucial role in the mission of reaching every people with the gospel, and this book describes how. Follow them into the fascinating, exciting world of Bible translation.

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • Discourse Grammar Of The Greek New Testament

    $49.95

    In Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament, Steve Runge introduces a function-based approach to language, exploring New Testament Greek grammatical conventions based upon the discourse functions they accomplish. Runge’s approach has less to do with the specifics of language and more to do with how humans are wired to process it.

    The approach is cross-linguistic. Runge looks at how all languages operate before he focuses on Greek. He examines linguistics in general to simplify the analytical process and explain how and why we communicate as we do, leading to a more accurate description of the Greek text. The approach is also function-based-meaning that Runge gives primary attention to describing the tasks accomplished by each discourse feature.

    This volume does not reinvent previous grammars or supplant previous work on the New Testament. Instead, Runge reviews, clarifies, and provides a unified description of each of the discourse features. That makes it useful for beginning Greek students, pastors, and teachers, as well as for advanced New Testament scholars looking for a volume which synthesizes the varied sub-disciplines of New Testament discourse analysis.

    With examples taken straight from the Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament, this volume helps readers discover a great deal about what the text of the New Testament communicates, filling a large gap in New Testament scholarship.

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • How To Study The Bible

    $14.99

    Misinterpretation of Scripture is a major problem that faces the Church. We are living in an image-centered world that demands short cuts to answers with a limited attention span.

    This book discusses the many obstacles that can keep us from clearly understanding what scripture is explaining to us. Mayhue’s experience with methods of biblical interpretation enables him to provide our generation with simple tools – so we can understand what the Bible says and avoid commonly-made errors. It should be mandatory reading for anyone who is serious in finding out what scripture says.

    Richard covers a wide range of subjects making this an excellent take-off point for Biblical study:

    Teaching a basic Bible study method
    Warning about interpretation mistakes
    Exposing current theological errors
    Providing right steps to avoid wrong doctrine
    Emphasizing truthfulness and trustworthiness of Scripture

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • How To Study The Bible

    $2.49

    This brand-new guide provides a brief, concise overview of personal Bible study for the layperson. Long-time Bible teacher Robert West gives insight into the types, tools, and techniques of personal study, offering both practical guidance and encouragement to pursue the command of 2 Timothy 2:15 (Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth). Covering topics such as the inductive method, word studies, commentaries, dictionaries, and concordances, How to Study the Bible also emphasizes the personal benefits of private Bible time.

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • Bible Research : Developing Your Ability To Study The Scriptures

    $17.99

    Bible Research clearly explains specific methods and essential tools needed for successful Scripture study. It includes both text and self instructional workshops on specific research books such as Nave’s Topical Bible, Strong’s Concordance, Vine’s Expository Dictionary, and The Manners and Customs of the Bible.

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • Gods Big Picture

    $17.00

    In his excellent overview, Vaughan Roberts gives the big picture – showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He gives us both the encouragement and the tools to read it with confidence and understanding. He points us to the Bible’s supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him.

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • Strongest Strongs Exhaustive Concordance Of The Bible (Revised)

    $39.99

    The best, most accurate, and most up-to-date Strong’s concordance on the market.

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • Bible Answer Book

    $15.99

    Evangelist and Bible expert R. A. Torrey answers your most baffling questions about the Scriptures. You’ll find practical advice for living an abundant Christian life in these solid, biblically based discussions. As you enter this gold mine of foundational truths for living out your Christianity, you will find the Scriptures coming alive as your faith increases. Let your heart and mind rest as you discover what God’s Word really teaches and, when applied, how it can powerfully change your life.

    Add to cart
    Quick View
  • Smiths Bible Dictionary Super Saver (Revised)

    $16.97

    This is a revision by F.N. and M.A. Peloubet of William Smith’s classic Bible dictionary. Their edition preserves the theological substance of Smith’s original work and illuminates it with the insights of more recent archaeological discoveries. It describes the more important people and places of the Bible and the major teachings of Scripture, and includes Smith’s famous 4,000 questions & answers.

    Add to cart
    Quick View
X