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If you read my first Bible journaling post you know I am loving this concept! It is a great way to be creative and get time in the Word. I have three things I am planing to add to my Bible journaling in the near future:
1. Hebrew and Ancient Hebrew
Several years ago (back when I had one child…WHAT??) I did a Bible study on the names of God. The book we used had each name in Hebrew at the beginning of the chapter for that name. The leader of the study expanded on that by showing us the ancient Hebrew script for that name and discussing what each symbol meant.
The parallels between the meaning of the ancient Hebrew symbols and the meaning of the name itself were amazing. Especially those that pointed toward Jesus (these were Old Testament names; Jesus had not been born yet). It has been a long time since that class so I can’t give you a good example right now. My goal is to learn enough about Ancient Hebrew to be able to show the parallels and to use both the modern and Ancient Hebrew in my journaling.
I bought these calligraphy markers to practice writing in Hebrew. I could have chosen a real calligraphy pen but for my purposes these seem like less fuss!
Here is a journal page I’m working on with the name of God and modern Hebrew. This was in regular pen so it isn’t great but it gives you an idea of what I have in mind.
A friend shared this blog post about using transparencies for your Bible journaling. I don’t really have much to add since I haven’t tried it yet but I’m looking forward to doing so.
I have a journaling Bible so I don’t mind coloring in it but I like this idea for learning and experimenting when I don’t want to risk messing up my pages. I’m also not sure how I feel about drawing a picture over the entire Bible page but the transparent overlay is very nice!
3. Inductive Bible Study
I love the Inductive Bible Study method and have used it for several years. I think the markings used in this method would go well with Bible journaling. I have an Inductive Bible that I love and will likely continue to do my in-depth study in but I plan to use some of the marking ideas in my journaling Bible as well.
For a quick guide to inductive study click here (if you click “Getting Started” you will be able to get a free, downloadable, PDF quick guide).
The Precept store has many study resources that I use including:
The New Inductive Study Bible (available in ESV and NASB)
The Marking Symbols Bookmark (handy to avoid having to flip back and forth to see what markings to use! Available through the Precept store above.)
How To Study Your Bible (book) by Kay Arthur, David Arthur, and Pete De Lacy- this is a wonderful guide to using the Inductive Study Method, much more in depth than the free PDF. I have the older version.
Micron Pigma Pen set for Bible Marking
Here is a picture of one of the coloring pages (hey I’m no pro but it is fun!)
I will update you on how using these in my Bible journaling is going. Make sure you subscribe in the form on the right so you will get all my posts via email.
I would love to know if you use any of these in your journaling or what other ideas you incorporate! Leave a comment and share your ideas!