- How are phrases arranged in the text?
- What are the significant words in the text?
- How do they relate to one another?
- Are there promises of God being made or kept here?
- Are there any timeless truths being presented here?
- Are there any parallel stories to this one?
- How does this text speak of Christ as the revelation of God?
- How does this text help me understand the whole story of the Bible?
- What message is being communicated to the people of God?
- To what new patterns am I being pushed by this text?
- How will I talk about this text with others?