What Biblical Scholars Do

I liked this post from Pete Enns. Not everyone understands what it means to be a biblical scholar. Pete makes the analogy of putting together a puzzle. Some think they have all the pieces already. Some believe they know in advance what the picture is. Making sense out of the Bible is not always easy. We would like it do be. We even look for simplicity in our answers. “That’s what it says, that’s what I believe.” But, does the Bible really say that?