Monday, August 25, 2008

Reading the Bible Essays in the ESV Study Bible

I know there was a link last week to the set of articles in the ESV Study Bible on Reading the Bible, but I thought it might be helpful to list them individually here:
  • Reading the Bible Theologically, by J.I. Packer (pp. 1-2)
  • Reading the Bible as Literature, by Leland Ryken (pp. 3-4)
  • Reading the Bible in Prayer and Communion with God, by John Piper (pp. 4-6)
  • Reading the Bible for Personal Application, by David Powlison (pp. 6-8)
  • Reading the Bible for Preaching and Public Worship, by R. Kent Hughes (pp. 8-10)
There are also essays on the basics of biblical interpretation (by Dan Doriani) and a historical overview of biblical interpretation (by John Hannah)--though these essays aren't included in the section linked above.

If you haven't read Michael Spencer's interview with David Powlison related to his essay, it's well worth your time.