Some things have been said recently on the BB about deep Bible study. It doesn't matter who said them or what the subject was; this thread is not about that. It just got me thinking. My favorite class in six years (for a 4 year degree :laugh of Bible college was "Methods of Bible Study," which was a beginning course in hermeneutics. And the teacher was Dr. Wisdom! How great is that!! Anyway, I'm wondering what methods of studying the Bible you enjoy? There are of course many methods out there. Maybe we can edify each other. Personally, I think my favorite method is the word study. In the old days I had to use a concordance for this (Young's was great), but modern Bible software is a huge help in this. I can go interlinear in my PowerBible, click on the original language word and then do a search of any or all of the Bible. I'll often save that list in my word processor and then move verses around into groups with the same meaning. For example, with the NT word for church (ekklesia), you could have lists for local church, non local church usages, and possible usages for the universal church (depending on what you believe about that). I then check my original language lexicons for a better understanding. Vines Expository Dictionary is often good for this, too, though it is old, so sometimes out of date. This method gives me an idea of how a word may be used all throughout the Bible: whether it always means the same thing, whether different Bible authors used the word differently, whether one writer used it with more than one meaning, etc. So, what is your favorite method of Bible study?