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Analogy of Two Kinds of Bible Readers
Posted On 06/21/2017 20:31:53 by huddlm

According to James Hamilton, there are two kinds of Bible readers--those who skim the surface and those who dig deep. He describes them by comparing them to two common insects. He writes, "One is remarkable for its imposing plumage, which shows in the sunbeams like the dust of gems; as you watch its jaunty gyrations over the fields and its minuet dance from flower to flower, you cannot help admiring its graceful activity, for it is plainly getting over a great deal of ground.

"But in the same field there is another worker, whose brown vest and businesslike, straightforward flight may not have arrested your eye. His fluttering neighbor darts down here and there, and sips elegantly wherever he can find a drop of ready nectar; but this dingy plodder makes a point of alighting everywhere, and wherever he alights he either finds honey or makes it. If the flower-cup be deep, he goes down to the bottom; if its dragon- mouth be shut, he thrusts its lips asunder; and if the nectar be peculiar, he explores all about till he discovers it. . . His rival of the painted velvet wing has no patience for such dull and long-winded details. . . The one died last October. The other is warm in his hive, amidst the fragrant stores he has gathered." Which type of Bible reader are you? Butterfly or bee?

James Hamilton.

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06/22/2017 15:16:12

I'm one who has a problem with very short memory.  I can't remember what I've read, after a few short minutes, so.  I do some studying, on line, about things in the Bible and write what I've read in a post.  It's there for me to go back to and read on, when I'm thinking about thd subject.  His Word is all to me.

06/22/2017 11:13:13

Typology in Christian religious philosophy and Biblical interpretation is a convention or hypothesis concerning the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament  do my paper for me Occasions, people, or articulations in the Old Testament are viewed as sorts pre-figuring or superseded by antitypes, occasions or parts of Christ or his disclosure depicted in the New Testament.

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