Religion and Ethics:
A Match Made in Heaven
Rev. Bob James, M.Div.
Lucy James, BEI Master & CIC, RID CI
Tools to help dig for deeper meaning in the texts of the Bible
Biblegateway.com has many different tools available to help search the meaning of different Scripture passages. While the amount of help will vary with the passage, you might find many different study Bibles, versions of the Bible, commentaries, and Bible encyclopedias.
Another site with commentaries and other great Biblical helps is Bible Hub. They have topical, Greek and Hebrew study tools, plus concordances , commentaries, dictionaries, sermons and devotionals.
As strange as it may seem, the Dictionary is an excellent tool as you study the Bible. Sometimes words which we think we know and understand in a religious context may have truly different meanings. http://dictionary.reference.com/ is one of our favorite sites. Another dictionary site that may be helpful is http://www.merriam-webster.com/
As you set up your Biblical stories in space, it might help to understand the geography of the Bible. A very cool site for Bible maps is http://generationword.com/maps.
There are two sites that include ASL (video) Bibles and other videos and resources that would be helpful in language growth: Deaf Missions and Bible Is. If all else fails, these sources might give you a few ideas on how to interpret some difficult passages.
If you are need help understanding faith from a Jewish Perspective, Chabad has some excellent resources. They have videos that cover a whole range of Jewish beliefs and principles.
This YouTube video explains some of the terms used in Islam and how those terms might be interpreted.
Another site that could be used to find out more about Islam and their work with the deaf would be found at the Global Deaf Muslim site. Part of their goal is to develop an ASL version of the Quran.
The Jehovah’s Witness site has multiple ASL resources:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is also involved in working with the Deaf.
This page is by no means an exhaustive list. If you have other resources that we can add, please feel free to fill out this form so that we can add those additional resources.
Bob and Lucy, thanks for the many things you do to spread God’s love and message to others. I tried following one of you’re links above and it appears to be dead. http://generationword.com/maps. Maybe this one will work better. http://www.generationword.com/maps.htm
God’s bleesings to you both as you work for His glory.
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