Here you'll find links to some very unique interactive studies!
|The Value of Context|
Few people are aware of the very special linguistic patterns that are inherent in the holy scriptures. Where there seems to be an excessive amount of repetition, it's actually serving an important purpose. In some instances, the language may seem excessively verbose, or flowery, but the Author embues the holy scriptures with a poetic or lyrical quality for a great reason.
The study of these patterns has everything to do with context, and when a good interpretation is sought for what things mean, the awareness of and respect for context is essential. In the scholarly realm, this is generally referred to as chiasm (or chiasmus) and parallelism.
There is a high degree of organization to His design. The thematic patterns formed are symmetrical. The biblical text comprises matching sets of structural elements, of lines, phrases, paragraphs - even chapters and books! When the biblical text is analyzed and matching elements are discerned, the paired elements may be compared for additional insight into the Author's purposes. Through this means, the Author calls out certain elements for special attention. Sometimes suprising and very profound insights are exposed!
The structure is naturally present in the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, and it survives translation into other languages. Any solid and fairly literal version will exibit a very granular rendering.
As with every endeavor to discover what the Author means, the leading of the holy spirit - even in this technical field of study - remains an essential.
This is not for those who like to be "fed through a straw," so to speak, but for those who are skilled with a fork and knife.
See also this page explaining more about patterns inherent in the biblical text: Bible Code Revelations
The software used to develop these studies and generate the interactive versions is called the Chiasmatron 2000
|Interactive Exhibits of Thematic Structure|
|Some studies where these interactive passages are featured to complement the teaching|
Headcovering (1 Corinthians 11:1-17)
The Sign for the Bride - Part 1 (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12)
Joseph and Benjamin - Part II (Genesis 45:4-9)