Studying the Old Testament Narratives
Passage: Numbers 21:4-9
For this assignment, you will be studying the Old Testament story of The Bronze Serpent in
Numbers 21:4-9. You will use the template below to complete a study of this passage. In your
study, you will use the skills of Observation, Interpretation, Correlation, and Application that you
have become familiar with through your reading in
Everyday Bible Study
A. I have read Numbers 21:4-9 in both a formal translation (KJV, NKJV, NASB, ESV, or
CSB)and a functional translation (NIV, NLT, or NCV). Highlight the correct answer. You
will find a copy of the NASB, ESV, CSB, and NLT in your myWSB Library.
Having read the passage in both formal and functional translation, list at least 2 similarities
and three 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.
A vegetable garden and Vineyard: There is a
similarity in the NLT, and the CSB were both
state that Naboth had a vineyard that King
Ahab wanted for a vegetable garden and
wanted to give Naboth another vineyard as a
CSB: Ahab’s reply to Naboth is said to be
"resentful and angry."
NLT: Ahab’s reply to Naboth is said to be
"sullen and angry."
The allegation put against Naboth is similar in
both NLT and CSB. Naboth “cursed God and
CSB: “Get up and eat some food, and be
NLT: “Get up and eat something, and don’t
worry about it."