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Research a Bible event or person

Jot down what you already know about the event or person.

Locate the Bible/gospel passages for the story/ person you are researching.

Reconstruction of the ancient Temple of JerusalemRead the passages carefully. If they are from the gospels, make sure you read the different accounts of the event in each gospel.

Divide the story into segments. Each segment should represent one event, speech or idea in the story.

What questions do you have about each segment? Jot them down.

What questions do you have about each character or event in the story? Jot them down.

Now do some research on the topic: work from the general to the specific.

1.  What are some key words and ideas that come to mind? Jot them down. Put keywords in a computer web search like the one below.  

Custom Search
 

Take notes. Record each source of information for your bibliography, if you need one.

Map of Judea at the time of Jesus2.  Locate general and specific texts in your library (commentaries, encyclopaedias, reference texts). Take notes. Record each source of information for your bibliography, if you need one.

WRITING UP YOUR RESEARCH

3.  Put the notes in order under each of the sub-headings you made earlier. 

4.  Sequence the notes so that they gradually tell or explain the story.

5.  At the top of each sub-section, write one important question that you think might interest your reader/teacher.

6.  Write your answers to the questions.

7.  Leave for a day. Rewrite. Run a spell-check on your work. Edit.

8.  Attach your bibliography.

 


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Women in the Bible - stories of the many women in the Old and New Testaments

The story of Jesus Christ - events in the life of Jesus, with texts and commentary

Bible Archaeology - buildings, worship, daily life, people, war and Bible places

Bible People - short biographies for men and women in the Bible

Bible Architecture - houses, palaces, fortresses

 

Genesis, first chapter of the Bible

 

  

 

 

ible Study Guide:  The Life of Jesus Christ:  research a Bible topic; gospel study activity  

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