Currently enjoying Confirmation lessons.
I’ve decided I’d like to present myself with as much clarity as possible in regards to the teachings of Christ, and the historical settings of his era, by purchasing a study Bible.
Today we discussed interpretation, and the Father used Mark’s description of Jesus’s excursion to Gerasene. I have always simply viewed the Gerasene miracle as nothing more than another example of Christ’s ability to perform inexplainable deeds. However, I find out today that the context, as well as the Greek definition for the word ‘Rebuke’, provides me with an even greater insight into why the Sea was forced to behave the way it did, and why Christ ‘rebuked’ the Sea. Moving on to the next paragraph and the story of demonic habitation, the context behind this particular story becomes even clearer. I believe I can only obtain this kind of knowledge and understanding by utilising a study Bible.
Therefore I ask: Which study Bible would you folks recommend? A quick Google, or Amazon search throws up too many confusing results. I’m temped by the Ignatius Study Bible.
Any other recommendations? I’m looking for the kind of study Bible that will help unravel our Lord’s every word and deed.