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Today we're continuing with our series on Bible study at the word level. Last time we talked about exegetical fallacies that arise from flawed word study methods. In this episode, I want to transition to some important elements that go into word study. Today we’ll primarily be focused on examining a word as it’s used by a single author throughout the material that author wrote – in this case the apostle Paul. But the word I've chosen for our focus also means that we’ll be getting into the issue of a word’s distribution across a corpus – in this case, obviously, the New Testament. Since this example is so restrictive – since my primary interest in this episode is a single author’s use – I’ll probably return to word distribution when doing word studies in a future episode.

During the course of the podcast I'll be talking about specific words in 1 Corinthians 7. I've reproduced important excerpts below, with certain words colored and marked for reasons that I indicate in the podcast. You can reference them as you listen or afterwards.

Excerpts from 1 Corinthians 7 (ESV)



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