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Featured Least-used boox of the Bible...

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by robycop3, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. robycop3

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    The book of the Bible I use the least is the Song of Solomon. I have never witnessed from it to anyone. This is followed by Lamentations.

    Anyone else have any candidates for least-used boox?
     
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    Philemon
     
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    My vote would be either Obadiah or Leviticus.
     
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    I like using the NT and pretty much study the OT through the statements of the NT. Which OT books are not referenced in the NT. I vote for those as being our least used books.

    Esther?
     
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    Lamentations is my favorite, BTW.
     
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    Must be a Catholic Bible. .... oh wait....there it is. Nevermind. :D
     
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    I like Leviticus. :Tongue

    Least used for me...maybe Philemon.
     
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    Lamentations is another one.

    There was a time in my life - several years of depression, retrospection Lamentations gave me hope.
     
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    Philemon is a wonderful book, a great illustration of Paul behaving in a Christ-like manner. Notice how, when we think a sibling in Christ behaved poorly toward us, we are to charge the offense to Christ's account.
     
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    I like Song of Soloman. Use it a lot teaching newlyweds and about to be weds.
     
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    I see the Song of Solomon as the Son of David (Messiah; Jesus) and His beloved Bride (his church).
     
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    I hate to say it, but sometimes I wonder if the least used are the four gospels.
     
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    I see lots of use of Matthew and Luke around Christmas. :)
     
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    I don't. I see it as a man and a woman.
     
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    I use John more than the other 3 combined.
     
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    I thought of you this afternoon. I asked my son what the youth group studied in bible study this morning. You guessed it - Philemon.
     
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    On the opposite tack, I use Romans more than any other Book of the Bible.

    And I try to keep in mind that God caused every Book of the Scriptural canon to be in Scripture for His own reasons, while remembering there are many more ancient Jewish writings, as well as those of their neighbors, that didn't make the canon. Many of these are useful for study helps, long as we don't try to replace Scripture with them.
     
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    What do you find to be the best way to answer those who claim there were other books that got left out of the Bible?
     
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    At first, God told some of His men what to write, & charged the Levites with preserving the writings. This continued thruout Old Testament times, after the Levites became part of the Jews. God caused them to keep what He had chosen to become the Old Testament before Jesus came. Not much question about OT canon.

    As for the New Testament, God used certain "councils" of early church fathers, etc. to make it. He caused them to choose most of the known writings of the apostles that conform with one another. ( Several scholars attribute more writings from Paul which weren't chosen for the canon, as they didn't proclaim any doctrine, nor were instructive.) Other early Christian writings generally don't conform with the ones that were placed in Biblical canon.

    We must TRUST GOD to have placed what He wanted in the canon.
     
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