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Lesson 2C: Scripture Study Helps. Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth Samuel Kings Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah and Esther Job.

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1 Lesson 2C: Scripture Study Helps

2 Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Ruth Samuel Kings Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah and Esther Job Psalms and Proverbs and Ecclesiastes Song of Solomon Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations Ezekiel Daniel Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah and Micah and Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi These are the books of the Old Testament

3 G E L N D J R S K C E N and E J P and E S I J L E D H J A O J and M and N H Z H Z M These are the books of the Old Testament

4 Chapter Headings Overview of Chapter Especially useful in story-driven Old Testament (and to skip over boring chapters)

5 Italicized Words in the Bible Inserted by the translator to give a correct English reading No way to do a direct translation Example: “Ich bin ein Berliner” Why doesn’t the Book of Mormon have these?

6 Footnotes Bible was written in a different time Some words were not even around yet. HEB – Hebrew meaning OR – Synonyms IE – Explanations “tell the stars” means “count the stars”

7 The Joseph Smith Translation Joseph Smith began translating the Bible in Continued through until his death, never finished. Bible contains over 600 versus changed, but not everything. Longer translations are either in the Pearl of Great Price (Moses, JS- Matthew), or in the Appendix.

8 Topical Guide Like the “Google” of the scriptures. Sorted by Topics with references Great place to start when preparing a talk, or preparing to study the scriptures. Related: Index to the Triple Combination. Useful to distinguish people and places

9 Bible Dictionary Excellent source of information about people, places, and topics. The “Wikipedia” of the Bible (also useful: Wikipedia) Special topics – “Chronology” – Compares Bible events to historical events – “Gospels, Harmony of” – Plots events of Christ’s life through 4 gospels – “Quotations” – Where the Old Testament is quoted in the New Testament – “Weights and Measures” – List of weights and measures mentioned in the Bible

10 Maps and Photographs Pretty Self- Explanatory New version since 1999 Beginning has an Index of place names and map coordinates

11 Pronouncing Guide Back of the Book of Mormon, right before the Doctrine and Covenants. Book of Mormon names only. Why?

12 1.What battle will usher in the Second Coming, according to Ezekiel 38? 2.What is the “Stick of Ephraim”? 3.How many “Aarons” are there in the Triple Combination? 4.What is Hebrew for “God Almighty” in Genesis 35? 5.Who repents in Amos 7:3? 6.Where is “Josiah Butterfield” mentioned? 7.How many yards is a Furlong? 8.(T or F) “Mathoni” rhymes with “macaroni”. 9.How many columns are on the front side of the Parthenon? 10.How many times is the term “Synangogue” used in the entire Old Testament?

13 Hints 1.What battle will usher in the Second Coming, according to Ezekiel 38? (Headings) 2.What is the “Stick of Ephraim”? (BD) 3.How many “Aarons” are there in the Triple Combination? (Index) 4.What is Hebrew for “God Almighty” in Genesis 35? (HEB) 5.Who repents in Amos 7:3? (JST) 6.Where is “Josiah Butterfield” mentioned? (Index) 7.How many yards is a Furlong? (BD) 8.(T or F) “Mathoni” rhymes with “macaroni”. (Pronunciation Guide) 9.How many columns are on the front side of the Parthenon? (Photos/Maps) 10.How many times is the term “Synangogue” used in the entire Old Testament? (TG)

14 Answers 1.What battle will usher in the Second Coming? (Ezekiel 38) – Gog and Magog 2.What is the “Stick of Ephraim”? – Book of Mormon 3.How many “Aarons” are there in the Triple Combination? What is Hebrew for “God Almighty” in Genesis 35? – El Shaddai 5.Who repents in Amos 7:3? – Jacob 6.Where is “Josiah Butterfield” mentioned? – D&C 124: How many yards is a Furlong? – (T or F) “Mathoni” rhymes with “macaroni”. – F 9.How many columns are on the front side of the Parthenon? – 8 10.How many times is the term “Synangogue” used in the entire Old Testament? - 1

15 Notebook Ideas How do you think the Joseph Smith translation took place? How can you study the Bible like Joseph Smith did? Why is the language left the way it is in the Bible? Why hasn’t it been simplified? What is the difference between reading a chapter heading or Bible Dictionary entry versus reading the scriptures themselves?


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