BIBL 104 STUDY GUIDE: MODULE 1 As you read this week?s textbook reading assignments, take notes in response to these questions and statements. This study guide will help you to prepare for your quiz. Fee and Stuart. Know: Hermeneutics is the art and science, or as some would say the theory and practice, of interpretation. What do they say is the aim of a good interpretation? What is not the aim? According to Fee and Stuart, what is the antidote to bad interpretation? They define ?The Bible? in part as? The Bible is not a series of? Know the kinds of ?communication? mentioned that God uses to convey his Word. ?To interpret properly the ?then and there? of the biblical texts, you must?? Know and be able to discuss the two types of ?context? mentioned in the reading. Why are these items important? What do Fee and Stuart say is the ?only proper control for hermeneutics?? According to the authors, ?The true meaning of the biblical text for us is?? What are potential problems with a ?fuller? or ?deeper? meaning? What is the problem with using only one translation? What is the first concern of translators? Why? Harbin What is the traditional view of how the Bible was written? How does the traditional view of the origin of the Bible differ from the modern view presented in the introduction? What is the concept of canon, and why is it important? In the NT, why were many of the Epistles written before the Gospels? Why did it take time for the NT canon to be agreed upon? What is the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls? In what three languages were the 66 books of the Protestant Bible originally written? Fee and Stuart Know the most ?basic? differences of the technical terms and related commentary on pages 40?42. tied to The Questions of Language (i.e., Formal equivalence, Functional equivalence?). Know the discussed ?problem areas? on pages 43-51. Given what you have read thus far what translation are you inclined to use as your primary ?reading? text? What is the absolute central element in Hebrew narrative? (Know that words and actions shape characterization in narratives. Why?) True or False: The plot in Hebrew narrative is often very slow? What are the reasons for the use of the structural features ?repetition? and ?inclusion? according to the text? What is the implicit teaching component found in biblical narratives? Know: 40% of the literary genre in the Old Testament is narrative. It is likely the most misinterpreted and misapplied segment of Scripture. What is the crucial difference between biblical narratives and other types of narratives? Know ?protagonist? and ?antagonist? in the Bible. Know Internal and External Evidence as discussed by the authors. Know what narratives ?are not? according to the text. What kind of ?teaching does takes place? Be able to track the author?s example of implicit teaching found in the Ruth narrative. According to the text know the following terms and items: Allegorizing, Decontextualizing, Selectivity, Moralizing, Personalizing, Misappropriation, False Assumption, False Combination, Redefinition. ?Narratives are precious to us because they so vividly demonstrate God?s involvement in the world and illustrate his principles and calling.?(105). Know the Ten Principles for Interpreting Narratives at the close of Chapter 5. Page PAGE 1 of NUMPAGES 2
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