10 Tips on Solving Mysterious Bible Passages from Sherlock Holmes

If you didn’t see it yesterday, go check out my guest post at Trevin Wax’s blog, “10 Tips on Solving Mysterious Bible Passages from Sherlock Holmes.”

It got a lot love on Twitter and Facebook, and just enough hate in the comments. Here’s the intro:

“What can a fictional detective teach you about how to study the Bible?

A lot.

Last summer, I read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Time and time again, Holmes commented to Watson about how to solve mysterious cases in ways that apply directly to studying the Bible.

You probably expect Holmes to take the most sophisticated approach to solving mysteries. But what struck me was that these comments illustrate the most basic Bible study principles.

Here are 10 quotes from Holmes that will equip you to solve mysterious passages of the Bible.”

Read the ten tips here.


  1. Hey, my name is Geoff and I was wondering if I could use your general article outline to create a version for critical thinking and problem solving for my mathematics and public speaking classes.

    I love Holmes and was working on a similar idea, but you’ve used most of the quotes I had wanted to use, so it is easier to simply use the same ones and credit you with the general idea, but with a slightly different order and completely different comments.

  2. Thank you Eric,
    Please read the finished product at: blaargracer.blogspot.com