Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:
In this chapter you will learn how to survey an entire book of the Bible. You will also learn how to create a chart and an outline to summarize your studies. An example of the book study method is included and you are given the opportunity to do such a study in the “For Further Study” section of this chapter. In following chapters you will learn how to study the chapters, paragraphs, verses, and words of a book.
A book survey is an example of “synthetic” Bible study. This word means to study something as a whole to gain a general knowledge of its content. Later, when we divide a book into chapters, paragraphs, verses, and words, we will be doing “analytical” Bible study. To analyze something is to separate it into its various parts and examine each individually. An analytical study is more detailed than a synthetic study.
Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.