The Bible and History

21 Jul

So I was reading in Ezekiel for my devotions recently.  I got to chapters 30-33, and I was having a really hard time understanding them.  So I did what anyone would do.  I hopped onto the internet and googled it.  I found a couple Bible commentary websites and was reading through them.

Once I understood the cultural and historical background to Ezekiel’s lifetime, the chapters made a lot more sense.

This led me to a question:  If the Bible is supposed to be self-sufficient, then why doesn’t it always make sense on its own?  How come we sometimes need outside resources to understand it better?

The Bible is God’s words.  But history can sure make them a whole lot clearer.

Is this right?  Am I missing something?

This question has been puzzling me, so I wanted to give it to you.  What do you think?

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