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Bible Study Project: Observation Template

Passage: Acts 9:36-43

A. I have read Acts 9:36-43 in both a formal translation (KJV, NKJV, NASB, ESV, or CSB)

and a functional translation (NIV, NLT, or NCV). Highlight the correct answer. Please use the translation provided in your digital library or found at

· Yes

· No

B. Having read the passage in both formal and functional translation, list at least 2 similarities and 3 differences between the way both translations cover this story. You may list as many similarities and differences that you find as long as you meet the minimum amount.

1. Similarity –

2. Similarity –

3. Difference –

4. Difference –

5. Difference –

C. Identify the basic elements of the story you are studying

1. Main characters: (List them)

2. Plot: (50-100 words)

3. Story structure: (50-100 words)

Note: Plot and Story Structure are not the same thing (see the tutorial and student example)

D. List basic observations about this passage using the “Key Question” for observation.

Remember to consult the list of items from the observation section in studying the Gospels in Chapter 36. This will help you be more detailed in your answers to “who,” “what,” “where,” “when,” “why,” and “how.” Please be detailed and specific.

1. Who:

2. What:

3. Where:

4. When:

5. Why:

6. How:

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