How to Study Your Bible
Western Seminary

How to Study Your Bible

Eight lessons describing key fundamentals that will help you study and understand the Bible better.

At a Glance

“If you can read and understand any book, you can read and understand the Bible.” So says Dr. Todd Miles the instructor for this course. Todd teaches the art and science of Biblical Interpretation at Western Seminary for students studying the original languages but he recorded this course for the rest of us. This course will be a huge encouragement to you in your reading and studying of God’s Word. You will be amazed at how easy and profitable it is when you understand a few fundamentals. Todd will teach them to you in these eight lessons.


3 hours

More Details

Organized in a multiple lesson format, the course provides video lectures, lesson notes and quizzing modules.

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1 - Inspiration
  • Lesson 2 - Be a Fervent Reader of the Story of Scripture
  • Lesson 3 - The Significance of Context
  • Lesson 4 - The Redemptive Historical Context
  • Lesson 5 - Historical, Cultural Context & Importance of Words
  • Lesson 6 - Literary Genre & Biblical Narrative
  • Lesson 7 - Poetry
  • Lesson 8 - Prophecy & What is God Doing in the Text?


What do I need to take this course?
You will need an Internet connection and a Bible.

Who is this course for?
This course is for those who know little or much about the Bible.  It is designed to teach you how to study and understand the Bible better.


Todd Miles
Dr. Todd Miles

Dr. Todd Miles is Associate Professor of Theology at Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon. He earned his B.S. and M.S. from Oregon State University, the M.Div. from Western Seminary, and his Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.