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WCF.M1.L26 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Make use of an interlinear Bible tied numerically to a concordance.
  • Use these original language tools to do word studies.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 101-104Lesson 26 Introduction

  • General
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Ancient World Reader
  • 147-153Snodderly: Word Studies from Genesis
  • 155-158Showalter: All the Clans, All the Peoples

  • Loewen: The Bible in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • 85c-94bGod and Gods in World Cultures
  • 267-294aAppendix C: God’s Names in European Translations

  • Green, ed: Interlinear Bible
  •  Preface

  • Green, ed: New Englishman’s Hebrew Concordance
  •  How to Use This Concordance

  • Fee: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
  • 33-53The Basic Tool: A Good Translation
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  • 33-53The Basic Tool: A Good Translation

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module One Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 104-110Lesson 26 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 8Graham: The Inductive Method of Study, Inductive Bible Study Syllabus: Review Questions 1–5

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 64-71Asia

  • Language
  • Hebrew Lessons
  •  Hebrew 26
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Reflection Questions
  • Using Green 1986 Interlinear Bible , trace the the words in the Hebrew original for the phrase all nations or all peoples or all families in the five key Great Commission passages in Genesis. What are the Strong numbers for all and the (two) numbers for nations (or peoples , etc.)? In view of defects in the textual apparatus, you will have to fill in some word numbers from one of the other texts by carefully comparing the Hebrew words in each case. Also, in one case the number given is 494 but should be 4940. See if you can take this in stride.
    Look for the word
    all and the word nations/families and list the Strongs number next to the correct verse .

    Gen 12:1-3

    Gen 18:18

    Gen 22:18

    Gen 26:4,5

    Gen 28:14,15

  • Now turn to Green 1984 Hebrew Concordance and look up the numbers you find. By scanning their use in the whole OT, see if you can sense the difference between the two different words used for nations or peoples or families . Is God trying to make a distinction? (Note: the Greek Bible, that is, the LXX, uses only one word in these five passages, ethne .)

  • Now find the Strong number ( Interlinear Bible ) for the key word blessing in these five passages. Trace the Hebrew word through the whole OT ( Hebrew Concordance ). Notice especially the passages in which Abraham blesses Isaac and Isaac blesses Jacob instead of Esau. What is the range of meaning of this key word? How does it square with contemporary evangelical concepts of salvation or conversion?