5175 reading

5175 reading

The gaining of information through written documents. The Law was read regularly in the synagogue. Jesus Christ expected the Scriptures to be read. NT letters were read in the churches to which they were sent.

Reading of the Law to Israel

By Moses Ex 24:7 See also Dt 31:10-11

By Joshua Jos 8:34-35

By Josiah 2Ki 23:2 pp 2Ch 34:30

In Ezra’s time Ne 8:2-3,18; Ne 9:3; Ne 13:1

Reading of the Law in the synagogue

Ac 15:21 See also Lk 4:16; Ac 13:15,27; 2Co 3:14-15

Other examples of reading

Dt 17:18-20 Jeremiah’s words were to be read in public: Jer 36:6-8; Jer 51:61
Da 9:2 Daniel foresaw the end of the exile through reading the Scriptures.

Jesus Christ expected the Scriptures to be read

Mt 12:3-5 pp Mk 2:25-26 pp Lk 6:3-4 See also Mt 19:4; Mt 21:16,42 pp Mk 12:10-11 pp Lk 20:17; Mt 22:31; Mt 24:15 pp Mk 13:14

Reading of NT letters

Col 4:16 See also Ac 15:31; 1Th 5:27

Reasons for reading the Scriptures

They are God-breathed 2Ti 3:16

God’s word is true Jn 17:7

To understand the truth about Jesus Christ Lk 24:26-27; Eph 3:4

To believe and be saved from God’s wrath Jn 20:31; 2Ti 3:15

To learn how to serve and please God Ps 119:105,130; 2Ti 3:16; Rev 1:3

They teach Christians and give them hope Ro 15:4; 1Jn 2:1,12-14,21

They enable Christians to discern truth from error Ac 18:28 See also Ac 17:11; Gal 1:6-9; 2Pe 3:14-16; 1Jn 2:26; 1Jn 4:1

See also

1610Scripture
1640Book of the Law
2363Christ, preaching & teaching
5232book
5375law
5391letters
5393literacy
5514scribes
5515scroll
5638writing
7939ministry
8627worship, elements

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