Anyone ever color code a bible with markers?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Bronconagurski, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Bronconagurski

    Bronconagurski
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2011
    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have started a Systematic Theology study (this thread isn't about reformed or dispensational) and am using different colored highlighters for 8 different topics and the scriptures that I think help support them. I don't highlight every reference given, just the ones I think fit contextually. I started with bibliology and will go from there. I put a color code on the white, thick, blank page in the front of my bible. I am sure to run into trouble when the same scriptures support different topics, so I am trying to think of a way to get around this. I suppose I could highlight the 2nd color on the side of the verse.

    Has anyone ever tried anything like this? I thought it would be a good way to study the bible this year instead of reading it through in a year.
     
  2. mont974x4

    mont974x4
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    2,565
    Likes Received:
    1
    Sort of.
    I used colored pencils in conjunction with the inductive method. I use different colors and shapes to mark key words. I keep track of my code on a 3 x 5 card so that I am consistent in how mark words.

    This can easily be used to help make lists.
     
  3. Alive in Christ

    Alive in Christ
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    3,822
    Likes Received:
    0
    All I do is yellow in my favorite passages.
     
  4. Iconoclast

    Iconoclast
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    13,381
    Likes Received:
    728
    I use two or three colored markers,and pen. I use the pen to put quotes , or circles around a key word or phrase. sometimes a check, a star, to denote a sermon note that helped open up the chapter. In a few years as you wear the bible out...you go back to your old one and check on your notes and see if you have learned more or changed what you thought was good before.
     
  5. DiamondLady

    DiamondLady
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Messages:
    808
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just buy a Rainbow Bible, they've done the work for you
     
  6. mont974x4

    mont974x4
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    2,565
    Likes Received:
    1
    That would defeat the purpose.
     
  7. Bronconagurski

    Bronconagurski
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2011
    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sounds like a good plan. You mentioning lists made me realize that I need to make a list of all the scriptures highlighted for the particular topics. Thanks for your input.
     
  8. Bronconagurski

    Bronconagurski
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2011
    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    0
    I hear you. That was my old method. I still do it in some bibles, but in this one I wanted to make it topic specific for an in depth look at systematic theology.
     
  9. Bronconagurski

    Bronconagurski
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2011
    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    0
    Pretty good ideas. I have heard preachers say they went back and looked at some of their sermons in their early years and they had changed their minds on quite a few things.
     
  10. Bronconagurski

    Bronconagurski
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2011
    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    0
    I agree, where's the fun in that? Besides, I have never met a study bible or commentary yet that I totally agree with. Imagine that.
     

Share This Page

Loading...