Observing a Passage

If you know what types of things to notice when observing a passage of the Bible, you’ll be able to see more than you normally do.  Make sure you look for elements in all three of the below categories: context, content, and connections.

Context

Content

   Connections

Passages before
and after

Characters

   Repetition

Place within
whole book

Relationships

    Comparison/Contrast
    (“but”)

Culture of original readers

Location

    Images/metaphors
    (“is like”)

Old Testament references

Action

    Cause/Effect
    (“so”, “that”)

 

Time

    Reasons
    (“for”, “because”)

 

Numbers

    Conditions
    (“if…then”)