Looking Back and Looking Ahead: A Review of the Most Frequently Cited Biblical Texts in the First Decade of The JBIB
AbstractThis study identifies the five most frequently cited biblical passages in the first ten years of The JBIB and analyzes how these passages have been used. Our review gives rise to an overarching framework that serves as a foundation for future research. Four themes are highlighted: 1) the contrast between the ways of God vs. the ways of the world; 2) the renewing of our minds in order to transform the ways of the world; 3) the call for practical acts of servant leadership to manifest the ways of God; and 4) the importance of humility and nonjudgmental discernment. Implications for future research are discussed.
Special Section: The First Decade of the JBIB