CYC’s In Depth Bible
Topics that will be covered
Why we have this class?
What is textual analysis?
Textual analysis has to do with
dissecting, asking questions, finding answers, counting, categorizing, and
Note: Do not look at reference
Why do we need it?
To thoroughly understand what the passage is
To prepare us to correctly interpret the passage
How do we do textual analysis?
Divide chapter into sections and give a title
for each section/Structure analysis
Why? So we process what we read
and came to an overall understanding of what this section is about
Ask questions in each section: who, what, when,
where, why, how, how many, and find answers in the text
Example: Ask questions in Col 1:1-14 and divide it
into sections according to the questions we ask
Find out what the pronouns ‘he, she, it, they, them, things, both’ refer to.
Finding the key words or main points
Example: What did they decided to
do in Neh 10:30-39?
Comparing similarities and differences to see
the whole picture
Compare different records of the Lord
calming the storm in the synaptic gospel
Why study ‘word’?
To understand the message clearly
It is the smallest unit of the study
What is word study?
Use the concordance to find the word or verse we
forget where it is
HW: Where is the verse that says ‘God is love’
HW: Where is the verse that says ‘Put my tears
into Your bottle’? (Ps 56:8)
Know the definition
Example: Melchizedek, king of Salem in Heb 7:1-2 explains what it means
From 2Ki 2, check the word ‘Gilgal’
from dictionary and story in Josh 5, ‘Bethel’ in Hebrew dictionary ‘Jericho’ in
Greek dictionary, and ‘Jordan’ in dictionary and think of geographical meaning
Study the metaphorical meaning
What is metaphor? A figure of speech in which a
term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally in order to
suggest a resemblance; something is used to represent something else; symbol
Example of metaphor and the assignments:
Bee(s) – using concordance to find all the words
‘bee(s)’ and read the context to know its metaphor
‘Measuring line’ and ‘plummet’ in 2 Ki 21:13 – find the metaphorical meanings using concordance
Firstfruit(s) – using
concordance and categorize the list of firstfruit(s)
Principle that we used in Dan 2 to understand
The requirements to do word study
Through cultivation: prayer in
Spirit and study the word of God
Find the spiritual teachings from
the 4 locations (Gilgal, Bethel,
Jericho, and Jordan) in 2Ki 2
Why do we need to interpret correctly?
Bible told us to correctly divide the word of
truth (2Tim 2:15)
To save ourselves and others (2Pet 3:16)
Example: 1Cor 14
How do we interpret?
Be familiar with Bible passages
Example: Saul killed himself
(1Sam 31:4), or was Saul killed by an Amalekite (2Sam
Having finished word study
Understand what the words and
verses are saying (2Ki 21:13)
Having finished textual analysis
Understand overall event, cause
and effect, and characters
Not subtract or add (Deut 4:2; 12:32, Rev
Do not force interpretation or twist (2Pet 3:16,
Mt 23:15; 2Cor 4:2, Gal 1:6-9)
Can not contradict (2Cor 2:17, Eph 2:19-20)
Edify (2Tim 3:15-17), not destroying the faith
Use Bible to explain Bible (Lk
24:25-27, 44-46; Acts 18:28)
What is application?
To apply the Biblical teachings
in our daily life through meditation.
Why do we need application?
We can not be benefited from
knowing the teachings, but without knowing how to apply in our lives.
How do we do the applications?
Know their situation by putting ourselves into
How does it feel to have Judas to
Change ‘they’ to ‘we’, ‘he’ to ‘I’ in the
What are the things ‘they à
we’ decided to do in Neh 10:30-39?
Think of ways that we can achieve from what we
learn from the Bible
Think of similar situation in the Bible and how
What did Nehemiah à
We do to overcome stressful situation in Neh 4:7-15?
Think of similar situation that we have
encountered or had happened to someone else. Either we can learn a lesson from
them or imitate their conducts and way of solving the problems.
Think of things that we have heard or observed
to illustrate to us how to do it or/and encourage us to do it
Think of analogies or stories to illustrate to
us how to do it or encourage us to do it
Think how it applies to our different aspects of
Religious life, family life,
career life, social life, our behaviors, our attitudes and values, and our
Think about what I should do the next time if I
encounter this problem
Pray for Spirit of wisdom and revelation (Eph
Ask God to open our spiritual
eyes see wonderful things in the Scripture, God’s blessings, and