Bible Study Lesson 1

I am beginning a series on how to use the online Blue Letter Bible (BLB) for study. It is one of the most powerful of the free study tools that I have found.

The Blue Letter Bible now has over 4,000,000 links onsite to over 165,000 pages of concordances, lexicons, dictionaries, commentaries, images, and Bible versions! Our prayer is that you will enjoy the site, in Jesus’ name! (taken from their site 2/5/09)

The first thing to do, then, is to get your copy. You do not have to download it. It is always online. Just add it to your “Favorites” on your browser, or set a link on your desktop.

The link above will take you to the homepage of the BLB.

The first thing to do is to set your preferred translation.

Look on the right-hand column and find the third blue bar from the top. It is labeled “Featured Items.” Under that, the first item is My BLB with a hotlink that says “My Preferred Bible.” Click on that and you will be taken to a new section.

Look in the middle column lableled My BLB Preferences. Click on the dropdown arrow. The available translations are listed. Set yours.

Notice that even a Spanish version is available. If you have an Hispanic friend, let them know about this. Invite them to join in this study.

You should still see three columns. On the left is a blue column with many links for various things that you should become familiar with. Many of those links open a window that explains part of how the BLB works. Others show the feature-rich aspects of this study tool. You can always return to the home page by clicking on the Bible logo at the top of the left column.

Explore this column.

If you take the time to go exploring, you will have done plenty for the day’s lesson. You will probably get side-tracked with some of the tools they make available. That’s okay.

We will come back to this to learn how to use some of the various and exciting tools of the BLB.

13 Responses to “Bible Study Lesson 1”

  1. annie Says:

    Cool! I checked it out – always interested in new Bible resources.


  2. darla Says:

    I love this resource thanks Dale…oh and I am in to study with you, and learn more..


  3. darla Says:

    Are you offering a lesson in “freemind”? I am not so smart with it..but still trying 😉


  4. Dale Hill Says:

    Free Mind is a cool tool, but I am not up to speed with it yet. There is much to learn, so I can’t “teach” it yet.


  5. bajanpoet Says:

    Hey Dale! Sign me up for your Blue Letter Bible study classes 😉

    Checked it… loved it… 😀


  6. Dale Hill Says:

    I can’t sign anyone up. You need to either check back regualrly or sign up using the FeedBlitz on the right of the Blog.


  7. bajanpoet Says:

    I’m kidding, man 😉 I just mean I’ll be checking in regularly….


  8. Joyce Williams Says:

    Count me in for the Bible Study. I think this will be
    inpirational and valuable for many people. In our area, we don’t have Bible Studies anymore. This will certainly fill a desire for me. Thanks!


  9. noel george Says:

    Dale- your mind is brilliant. Thanks for sharing what you have learned with so many!


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