Learning the Grammar of the Bible
As a classically educating family, we are always looking for the grammar of a subject - you know the basic information that enables one to have a foundation to build upon as they continue to learn more in that area.
Often with the Bible, we assume people know the grammar because of their age. Why is that? Even though I was raised in Church Sunday school, there is still a vast body of basic knowledge that I could learn that would open new doors in my study of the Bible.
I was introduced to the Walk Thru the Bible seminars in high school, and it gave me a framework of the Old Testament that amazed and invigorated my study. A couple of years ago I attended another seminar and enjoyed the refreshing of the grammar. I also found a great tool that I have enjoyed sharing with my kids: The Keyword Learning System.
This flashcard system takes you through the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. They have clever illustrations on the front that aid in memorizing both the book's title, and the main theme of the book.
Then on the back side of the cards, there is an explanation of the illustration as well as a short discussion on the theme of the book.
It is amazing what can be memorized in just a couple of minutes a day. We have used this as part of our morning family time in the past and it has always been a blessing.
The cards I am showing above are the old version. They have been redesigned and the graphics have been updated.
They have also created an app for the iPhone as a portable solution for the cards. You can purchase the Old Testament and New Testament separately.
I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.
3 John 1:4
Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.
Thank you for sharing this! I am using the NT cards and coloring book for my class at Bradford Academy.. a new start up Classical Christian school in NC. I homeschooled for a while as well. I am so impressed with your website and so appreciative of your sharing with us! Press on sister!
Thanks so much Jenny! I love those cards. They are so fun and helpful. Blessings on your start up!
Where might I obtain the illustrations and descriptions that you show in pictures 2 and 3 in paper format? What year are these made as it seems that the app picture is downgraded?
Thank you in advance. I was introduced these while teaching.
These cards come from the Walk Thru the Bible website: http://www.walkthru.org/ and you should be able to purchase them there. My guess is that these cards are from the 90s, but they are really fun and easy to use. Blessings in your teaching!