Paraphrase—Reading Toward a Better Understanding
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An online, interactive course
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About this course
The Biblearc Paraphrase course will help students improve their personal study of Scripture by developing skills in careful reading, discerning the main point, creating an outline, and writing a summary and paraphrase. The course will acquaint students with a variety of tools and methods involved in each discipline and will provide guided practice aimed at honing these skills. As paraphrasing is itself a tool for (and a test of) understanding, the ultimate aim is that students grow in the sound handling of Scripture. This means study rooted in prayerful meditation, leading to an accurate understanding, which then stirs a heartfelt treasuring, which prompts an eager obedience to the Word of God.
Andy Hubert
child of God / husband / father / creator of Biblearc / teacher / programmer
Michael Lane
Brent Karding
servant of Jesus / husband / dad / preacher / musician / teacher @ Biblearc
An online, interactive course
Path courses are designed to lead you deeper in your study of Scripture through academic rigor and a heart of worship. We have laid out fifteen different courses along the entire spectrum of Bible study training so that there might be something for everyone—both new believers and veteran pastors, stay-at-home moms and missionaries. These courses are conveniently online with creative interactive components to help you persevere to the end within a fellowship that covers the globe. You may also take advantage of personal interaction with course instructors in a variety of ways. Finally, path courses are built so as to equip you in using Biblearc's extensive Bible study toolbox while you learn to discover biblical glories for yourself.
About the “seeing what's there” series
Good Bible study begins with good reading. And this happens as we train ourselves to make careful observations, ask important questions and recognize key points in the text. Millions of people have discovered great value in reading the Bible with a pencil or highlighter in hand. This course series brings the pencil and highlighter to the digital age and lays out core principles for a thoughtful study of the Word.
From former students
“I was slightly fearful about starting this course as my grasp of grammar is not great. I was delighted with the course, and it ‘forced’ me to slow down, to think and to meditate on the scripture. This course was and is a wonderful blessing to me.” —Trevor Gibson
“This course was really organized and each lesson seemed to work upon the last. Really good for anyone wanting to grow in their "Bible study method".” —Ryan Robinson
“An exceptional course that will challenge you to dig deep into God's Word helping you uncover many truths you may have never seen!” —Gina Habig
“This course has really refined my understanding and use of paraphrasing, and in fact honed my whole approach to studying Scripture. I've engaged in serious Bible study for decades, but it feels like a missing piece has been filled in. I highly recommend this course!” —Rose P
“Paraphrasing will lead you to a deeper understanding of scripture by methods different from Bracketing and Phrasing.” —Ken Requard
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As a course among the “first steps” of Biblearc’s Path Courses, the Paraphrase Course will not require a prior knowledge of arcing/bracketing, although there may well be students whose experience in arcing has stirred an interest in paraphrasing. Neither will it require an in-depth knowledge of grammar terminology or rules.
Work load
All path courses are composed of ten lessons, with each lesson followed by an assignment. To serve people with different levels of availability and styles of learning, we provide three pace options upon enrollment. Courses can be taken in five weeks, ten weeks or twenty weeks, with a time commitment ranging from 1.5 hours / week to 6 hours / week. Choose whichever option works best for you.
Path courses all end with an evaluation to determine your grasp of the Bible study method and material covered. Students who pass the evaluation have their Biblearc account marked with a proficiency badge indicating their accomplishment. Successfully passing an evaluation requires a high degree of understanding and is meant to serve as a motivation to take your study seriously as well as a catalyst to improve the standard of Bible research in the Biblearc community. Each evaluation attempt requires an evaluation credit. Evaluation credits come with all paid path course enrollment types and also can be purchased individually for $5.
This course is currently available in English only.
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