The Resource Guide is the most powerful feature in the Olive Tree Bible App. As you read your Bible in the main window, the Resource Guide follows along and displays relevant Bible study information from your study notes, commentaries, maps and more.
Gain knowledge on any passage of the Bible, exactly when you need it. The Resource Guide will let you know when information in this title is relevant to anything in the main window. It will also track along with you as you read through the Bible.
Quickly find information about a book of the Bible, its author, date, audience, purpose, and other topics. If you have an introduction to the book of the Bible you're currently reading, the Resource Guide will make it easily accessible for you.
Did your resource mention a passage of Scripture, but you can't remember what the verse says? Never fear! Tap the linked verse and a pop-up window will appear, giving you quick and easy access to the verse in context.
Applying a one-size-fits-all method of exegesis to the various genres of the Bible can lead to confusion and misunderstanding. Wisdom or apocalyptic literature must each be approached in its own unique way, and the same holds true for historical books or pastoral letters. Recognizing these special interpretation needs is central to the design behind the Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis and Handbooks for New Testament Exegesis.
Valuable reference tools for students and pastors alike, the Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis (HOTE) and Handbooks for New Testament Exegesis (HNTE) series provide readers with an enhanced understanding of different genres and strategies for interpretation.
David M. Howard Jr. (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of Old Testament at Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. His other publications include An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books.