Use GTL Highlighters and Underliners While Marking
Text for Bible Study.
NO BLEED THROUGH
MARKING THE BIBLE
Over 30,000 verses grace the 66 books of the Bible. To say the Bible is complex is an understatement. Highlighting or underlining important parts of the text helps control this complexity. Marking special areas of interest or passages for personal enjoyment is a good way to locate, index and visually track important themes and topics. Adding personal comments in the margins next to a special verse personalizes your reading.
Benefits of Color Coding the Bible
* Slows your reading down so that you see word relationships
* Helps trace ideas through a text more easily
* See an idea in its context more clearly
* Identify significant words
* Discover relationships between sentences, paragraphs,
chapters, and books of the Bible
* Discover Biblical cross references to other verses more easily
* Increases your ability to memorize and recall Biblical passages
* Helps you focus more on the Biblical text rather than commentaries
* Keeps you focused on verse to verse study rather then jumping around
Basic Color Coding
GTL offers a variety of Bible Study Marking Kits which aid in Bible Study. All of these kits include a basic color code on the packaging which provides a solid template to begin your studies.
Color Code on ZeBrite Bible Marking Kit #72950.
Color Code on ACCU-Gel Study Kit #89076
Other Color Coding Ideas
* Look for a word and its personal pronouns
* Look for synonyms
* Look for repeated words
* Color code verbs
* Look for purpose statements ("so that" "for this reason")
* Look for time ("after this", "then")
* Look for contrasts ("but", "or")
* Look for conjunctions ("and")
* Look for transitions ("therefore")
Inductive Study Method
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Precept Ministries produces a book that goes into great detail on this topic, they call it Marking Up the Text or Inductive Bible Study.
the first 23 pages of
Kay Arthur's book!
The 8-COLOR PENTEL PH158 is the recommended highlighter for Inductive Bible Study