Studying the Bible is like mining for gold. You can walk around and just look. Maybe you'll find a nugget here and there, but to really find the Mother Lode, you'll need some tools to dig deeper, to find a vein of gold and follow it. With tools (Bible study methods) in this course, you'll get much more out of the Bible. You'll dig deeper, search better, and understand more about the languages in which it was written. There will be no denomination or doctrinal issues involved, no biases of any kind, just methods to help you in your personal Bible study. By the fourth week, students will need a copy of Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. Bring your Bible, pencil/pen and notebook paper for taking notes.