The biggest difference is the macro study focuses on the entire book where as the micro study focuses on a specific passage. The macro study is move of an overview where as the micro study is more detailed.
The difference can be describe very easily by looking at a grocery store. Macro would be walking the main aisles of the store looking at what is in each smaller aisle but not looking at any individual products. Micro on the other hand would be walking down each aisle of the store and study what is in each aisle, what different brands of each product they have, why it is arranged the way it is.
In doing a macro observation you are looking at the big picture, where in micro you are looking at the details
Macro – big picture.
Micro – the particulars that contribute to the big picture or that are interpreted successfully, only in light of the big picture.
[In the “Six Rules for Interpreting Prophecy,” what stood out to you? Why?] I can find nothing in the lecture transcript about rules for interpreting prophecy. The only statements I could find about prophecy are: “Prophetic – These books are a combination of narrative stories and proclamations. Most prophetic books include poetic sections as well. The key to reading these prophetic books is to observe when the writer is describing historical facts and when he switches to recording a prophet’s sermons.”
I found, online, J. Vernon McGee’s Six Rules — with no explanations. They are:
1. Interpret in context.
2. Interpret literally.
3. Be careful with symbols.
4. Look for immediate fulfillment.
5. Be consistent.
6. Don’t go too far.
I don’t find any of these very helpful. Perhaps, if he would further explain, I might.
[In the “Six Rules for Interpreting Prophecy,” what stood out to you? Why?] The different aspects and ways that God provides for us and our future journey.
[In the “Six Rules for Interpreting Prophecy,” what stood out to you? Why?] The different ways that God gives us information about the future, like through numbers, which I find really interesting because I always believed that numbers can mean something other than just being numbers.