What is Arcing?


At Bethlehem College & Seminary, one of the key Bible study methods taught is a method of discourse analysis called “arcing.” Arcing is a tool for following and documenting the flow of thought in the Biblical text. In brief, arcing involves dividing the text into its propositions and then noting the logical relationship between the propositions.

If this sounds interesting, then visit Biblearc.com, a new web-based arcing tool that allows you to arc passages of Scripture in English or Greek, and also provides an excellent video-based tutorial.

This web-based tool is used throughout our programs, including the seminary Greek exegesis classes and our lay leadership diagramming and arcing courses.