January 22, 2011

Inductive Bible Study

”How do I do a whole lesson on someone as unknown in the Bible as Enoch”? Inductive study is one approach. Using an exhaustive concordance, you can look up the name “Enoch” and find all the references to him in Scripture. With only 12 verses that mention Enoch, you can assign a verse or two to each member of the class and ask, “Be ready to tell us everything you can about Enoch that is revealed in the passage.” The details of Enoch’s life that are available can be related, and students can make inferences about the kind of person he was. Students can be led to do detective work from what little information there is.