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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Plugging Into - No - Using the Matrix

One of the ways to work through a passage that has a lot of contrast and comparison is to develop a grid or matrix chart.  This morning we were in Hebrews 9:1 - 10:4.  I developed this chart as a means of working through the passage.
Here is a way to deal with a long string of comparison and contrast in a passage.  Thoughts at DTTB.
These can help you sort out multiple comparisons and contrasts.  Another value is that it helps you see how terms are being used in the context.  For instance this morning the matrix help bring clarity to the purpose of the different sacrifices in the two tabernacles.

It takes some time to create these.  But it is worth the effort.  The process forces you to both identify and categorize the elements being contrasted and compared.

Have fun with it.


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  2. Very vivid tool, indeed.
    As a side note: I use mind map tools for analysis.
    Here is an example: 1 Corinthians, chapter 2 overview
    Created with XMind.

  3. Both are helpful examples - thank you Mike and Konstantin!