Fr. John Whiteford provides helpful guidance from an Orthodox Christian perspective, explaining how to properly read and understand the Bible.
This video provides an excellent presentation by Archpriest John Whiteford, chief pastor of St. Jonah Orthodox Church (ROCOR) in Spring, Texas, on how Orthodox Christians should view Bible study. Fr. John is a Bible scholar, and author of the book, Sola Scriptura: An Orthodox Analysis of the Cornerstone of Reformation Theology.
What follows is not a comprehensive guide to how to the study the Bible, but it is a collection of previous articles into one post, so that they can be easily accessed.
First, a talk that covers why we should study the Scriptures, as well as some of the basics about how we should do so.
The Importance of Reading the Bible in Christian Life. This was a talk given at the Lenten Retreat of the Holy Virgin Cathedral in San Francisco, St. Mary of Egypt Sunday, 2019
On what texts and translations you should use:
On what resources you might use to help in your studies:
On how to go about studying the Bible:
A Simple Approach to Reading the Entire Bible -- Suggestions for how to regularly read through the Bible.
Articles on how we approach the interpretation of the Bible:
What we believe about the Bible:
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