Corrections to Original Printing

Formatting changes throughout

Capitalized Word when it refers to the Bible Capitalized pronouns referring to any person of the Trinity Adding drop cap formatting to the beginning of each section and chapter Changed boxes around text highlights to rounded corners

Substantive changes

  • Title page - corrected publisher to TeachersOfTheBible
  • p. 5 - corrected website to TeachersOfTheBible.org
  • p. 7 - changed “Ezra made a decision…” to “Ezra decided…”
  • p. 8 - changed “The question is applicable for any field of study but is indispensable for a study of the Bible.” to “The question, applicable for any field of study, is indispensable for a study of the Bible.”
  • p. 21 - changed “explained, in part, by a phenomenon called Cognitive Dissonance Theory” to “explained, in part, by a drive described by Cognitive Dissonance Theory”
  • p. 22 - changed “”unify” to “unifies”
  • p. 23 - changed “…which is both knowledge and teachability” to “…which includes both knowledge and teachability”
  • p. 25 - changed “In these instances, we may increase our foolish thoughts, loves, and/or behaviors and increase, rather than decrease, the overall tension we experience because the new commitment we perceive as still inconsistent.” to “That is, in the face of one foolish choice, we may choose to increase our foolish thoughts, loves, and/or behaviors and this new choice, this new commitment causes additional tension since the need for which the drive is designed is not met. It would be like choosing to go out into the desert to satisfy our thirst. As irrational as that may be, our choices are affected by the fall.”
  • p. 26 - changed “Don’t miss the big point—we have a built-in need to be wise. Worldly wisdom may help in a limited way, but only biblical wisdom can make us whole.” to “Cognitive Dissonance Theory may seem overwhelming. Don’t get bogged down. The big idea is that we have a built-in need to be wise. Worldly wisdom may help in a limited way, but only biblical wisdom can make us whole.”
  • p. 33 - changed “he has revealed himself” to “He reveals Himself”
  • p. 35 - changed "observation of the biblical text" to "observation of the biblical text that leads to interpretation so that observation comes before interpretation and interpretation comes before application."
  • p. 35 - added to end of Inductive Bible Study introduction: "Understand what the Bible says and, from that, understand what the Bible means."
  • p. 36 - changed “don’t open” to “you should not open”
  • p. 39 - changed “final details” to “finer details”
  • p. 39 - changed “choices have to be made” to “choices must be made”
  • p. 39 - added to tend of Structure section: "Again, there is no magic method that you must use. Instead, do what you need to see how the words form the author’s sentences, how those sentences form paragraphs, how the paragraphs form sections, and how those sections fit together to form the book."
  • p. 39 - added to end of first paragraph in Context section: "Why does the author include a word, phrase, or sentence? Why does he put it here instead of somewhere else?"
  • p. 59 - changed “no human is God” to “none of your learners is God”
  • p. 64 - changed “you know the truth” to “you have confidence in understanding the truth”
  • p. 64 - changed “not connected to language or culture” to “not limited to language or culture”
  • p. 65 - changed “around 400 years” to “four centuries”
  • p. 65 - changed “with the exception of Genesis 3” to “with the exceptions of the fall in Genesis 3, the global flood in Genesis 7, and the death and resurrection of Christ in the Gospels”
  • p. 65 - changed “has to be aware” to “must be aware”
  • p. 67 - changed “has to be filtered” to “must be filtered”
  • Chapter 8 - added revision of the articl Learning Aims from this site
  • p. 71 - corrected Scripture reference to 2 Timothy 3:16–17
  • p. 72 - changed “pay huge dividends” to “pays huge dividends”
  • p. 74 - changed “it seems as though John” to “it appears John”
  • p. 75 - corrected typo in “measurable”
  • p. 75 - deleted “with them”
  • p. 75 - changed “in 1 John” to “of 1 John”
  • p. 85 - changed “some popular book” to “the latest popular book”
  • p. 85 - changed “rather than the sermonic method that is at fault” to “rather than the sermonic method, is at fault”
  • p. 87 - changed “Done well, this engages the learners” to “Done well, a case-study engages the learners”
  • p. 87 - changed “teaching makes others think” to “teaching causes others think”
  • p. 90 - changed “than asking a broad” to “than if you ask a broad ”
  • p. 91 - changed “communication means” to “communication methods”
  • p. 93 - changed “organized chunks” to “manageable chunks”
  • p. 96 - changed “the maturing disciple grieves for sin” to “maturing disciples grieve”
  • p. 98 - changed “compare what they claim” to “hear what they claim”
  • p. 99 - corrected typo in “cleverest”