Read The Whole Biblical Book

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"The Biblical books are intended to be read as wholes. Students of the Bible have too often dissected, atomized, and analyzed biblical narratives until what is left is a dismembered corpse, not a living organism. When we read these books as coherent wholes, we will capture much of their vitality and their meaning. We will be able to see the contours of the forest, as well as the details of the trees."

David M. Howard Jr. [An Introduction To The Old Testament Historical Books, pg17]

2 comments:

Michael Snow said...

As J.B. Phillips said, you don't appreciate the beauty of a bird in flight by dissecting it.

Gary Boal said...

That is a great way to put it Michael.