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Mark DaSilva
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 All study should be conducted using the "Seven Principles of Properly Interpreting Scripture."

See "Proper Interpretation" in the context of the teaching series "Bible Truth" for a complete study of the "Seven Principles of Properly Interpreting Scripture", and to understand their necessity, before engaging the bible.

Recommended Bibles and Books: Truth is in precision; and it is paramount for understanding the original scriptures.

An Amplified: Good beginner bible; it is translated in modern English and has many words already re-translated back to the original; not nearly enough, but it's a start.

King James Version: For advanced study; the truly best source toward the original. The best I've found, and is very affordable, is by Thomas Nelson Bibles; and is available at thomasnelson.com. Key words are: Holy Bible; KJV; Giant Print Edition; Words of Jesus in Red; with Concordance.

A Concordance; KJV: It is impossible to properly understand the truth of the original scriptures with out the ability to re-translate various keywords back to the original. That is done with a concordance. It contains all the words of a particular version for referencing, and the Hebrew and Greek definitions for each.

A Dictionary: I reccommend a dictionary that pre-dates the 1980's; the older the better. Best of all is the original Noah Webster's, 1828, "American Dictionary of the English Language; Foundation for American Christian Education." It clearly states Noah Webster's, an American founding father's, original intent.
  

Systematic Bible Study:

  There are two basic ways to study scripture; line by line, and by theme or topic of particular interest. For you who are new to bible study, or have not read completely through the bible, I recommend beginning with line for line, before, or at least simultaneously with theme study. I have put together, what I believe, is a better way to read the scriptures line by line, than the way they are arranged in the bible. I begin by reading the later scriptures first, working somewhat backwards. My reasoning is; I find that reading the epistles, written by men that had now walked in the teachings of the gospels for decades, allow one to better understand the gospels when read. Likewise, new testament scriptures written to Jews, before the old. Plus, the epistles I begin with are shorter, and not so overwhelming when beginning.

Begin your complete study of the Bible by starting with the letter of James in the New Testament. Then proceed down through all the letters and books in the order that I've arranged them. Then do the same with the Old Testament. Don't forget to pray according to, and apply, the "Seven Principles of Proper Interpretation" each time you study.

Joshua 1:7 – 9; "… Be strong and very courageous, so that you may observe to do according to all the law… so that you will prosper wherever you go… meditate on it day and night, so that you will observe to do according to all that is written therein; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good access… Have I not commanded you; be strong and of good curry; be not afraid nor be dismayed for Yahweh your God will be with you wherever you go."

New Testament _______________________________________________________________

Letters of the Apostles

James

1 Peter

2 Peter

1 John

2 John

3 John

Jude

Letters of Paul to The Church's (Congregations)

Romans

1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians

Galatians

Ephesians

Philippians

Colossians

1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

Paul's Letters to Pastors

1 Timothy

2 Timothy

Titus

And to

Philemon

The Gospels about Jesus Christ

John

Mark

Luke

And to the Jews

Matthew

Hebrews

The Church Begins

Acts

Old Testament ____________________________________________________________________________________

The Law that Jesus Came to Fulfill

Deuteronomy

...a blessing or a curse, you choose.

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

and Deuteronomy again

Proverbs

And Beyond

Joshua

Righteousness (doing right according to the law) brings Victory / Blessings

Judges

Disobedience results in Defeat / Cursings

Ruth

Faithfulness and Obedience unto "The Blessing"

Psalms

To Government and Church Leaders

Separation of State and The Church: They have different admonitions. Test all leaders, of both the government and the church, whether they be of God or not, before pledging allegiance.

1 Samuel

2 Samuel

1 Kings

2 Kings

1 Chronicles

2 Chronicles

Called Out of Captivity Again and Again

as the result of disobedience / sin

Ezra

Nehemiah

Esther

Job

And The Prophets
 

Major

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Lamentations

Ezekiel

Daniel

Revelation

Minor

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah

Micah

Nahum

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Haggai

Zechariah

Malachi

And Last, but not Least

Ecclesiastes

Song of Solomon