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BIBL 104 STUDY GUIDE: MODULE 1 As you read this weeks 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 . 1. Know: Hermeneutics is the art and science, or as some would say the theory and practice, of interpretation. 2. What do they say is the aim of a good interpretation? To get at the Plain meaning of the text: What is not the aim? uniqueness 3. According to Fee and Stuart, what is the antidote to bad interpretation? Not no interpretation but good interpretation based on commonsense guidelines. 4. They define The Bible in part as both Human and divine the Word of God givin in hunman words in history. The Bible is not a series of Propositions and imperatives 5. Know the kinds of communication mentioned that God uses to convey his Word. Narrative history, genealogies, chronicles, laws of all kinds, poetry of all kinds, proverbs, prophetic, oracles, riddles, drama, biographical sketches, parables, letters, sermons, and apocalypes 6. To interpret properly the then and there of the biblical texts, you must not only know some of the general rules that apply to all the words of the Bible 7. Know and be able to discuss the two types of context mentioned in the reading. Historical context and Literary context Why are these items important? 8. What do Fee and Stuart say is the only proper control for hermeneutics? is to be found in the original intent of the biblical text. 9. According to the authors, The true meaning of the biblical text for us is what God originally intended it to mean when it was first spoken. 10. What are potential problems with a fuller or deeper meaning? beyond its original intent people can interrupt its meaning in any way. 11. What is the problem with using only one translation? You are thereby committed to the exegetical choices of tht translation as the Word of God. 12. What is the first concern of translators? Is to be sure that the Hebrew or Greek text they are using are a close as possible to the original wording ass it left the authors hands. Why? So that it would not get mis-interrpited. Page 1 of 13 BIBL 104 Harbin 1. What is the traditional view of how the Bible was written? 2. How does the traditional view of the origin of the Bible differ from the modern view presented in the introduction? 3. What is the concept of canon, and why is it important? 4. In the NT, why were many of the Epistles written before the Gospels? 5. Why did it take time for the NT canon to be agreed upon? 6. What is the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls? 7. In what three languages were the 66 books of the Protestant Bible originally written? ... View Full Document

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