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Old Testament

Reflections Bible study group Reflections

Tough questions: who wrote the Bible and which translation should we use?

“Problems of interpretation often occur when the Bible is read one dimensionally – in other words, when it is all taken to be more or less the same genre. Confusion will always arise if we misunderstand the genre of a text that we are reading…Reading the Bible is a much richer experience when we understand the different genres and what they are meant to convey,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from St Andrew’s, Springfield

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St Bart's Kids eBook – Daniel 5.1-31

Check out the latest scripture eBooks from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, which adapt Old and New Testament scriptures for young children, including this one titled, ‘The Writing on the Wall’ from Daniel 5.1-31

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St Bart's Kids eBook – Daniel 1.8-21

Check out the latest scripture e-Books from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, which adapt Old and New Testament scriptures for young children, including this one titled, ‘Living Faithfully in a Foreign Land’ from Daniel 1.8-21

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Reading the Bible in 2021

“Whether your Bible is well worn or you are unsure where to begin, here are five resources that are accessible to read (or listen to) for all ages to begin and continue reading the Bible this year,” says Amy Norman from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba

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What is your favourite Old Testament story?

Hear Dr Peter Kline unpack ‘hermeneutics’, and discuss how meaning is generated in the space between a text and the reader in the context of the Bible, in this ‘Exploring the Bible’ online short course video. Produced by St Francis College, the course features 38 short videos under six themes, with reflection/discussion questions for groups or individuals

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Now we have the New Testament, do we need the Old?

Hear Hebrew scholar Dr Marie-Louise Craig and Archbishop Phillip Aspinall discuss this question in the ‘Exploring the Bible’ online short course, produced by St Francis College. The course features 38 short videos under six themes, with reflection/discussion questions for groups or individuals