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unfoldingWord® Open Bible Stories Study Notes provides readers of the unfoldingWord® Open Bible Stories with additional information to expand the content of the stories, and to facilitate understanding of the issues and themes presented in them. The notes include historical, cultural, and linguistic information, as well as biblical background and major theological themes. These notes will help both readers and students of the stories to gain a fuller understanding of the bibical truths that the stories present.
This resource was developed by unfoldingWord® and the Door43 World Missions Community. The entire project is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, see the LICENSE file for more information.
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The stories in the OBS tell about things that happened in the Bible. However, the stories are shorter than the Bible accounts, and the language is often easier to understand. The stories can help people learn about who God is and about what he has done. Also, each paragraph of a story has an image that can help people understand what happened in Bible times when clothing, houses, and culture were very different than they are today.
The stories in the OBS can be used by individuals or groups of people who want to learn about God. The OBS includes several things to help people use the stories:
We suggest you use the stories in the following way: