Bible 102 - Literary Analysis Guidelines

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ACTS-REVELATION Process for Preparing a Literary Analysis of New Testament Epistles 1. Read the Text Sit down and read the text through in one sitting. This will allow you to better understand the overall message of the letter(s). 2. Become Aware of the Historical Context Using a New Testament Introduction (which can be found in the library),* briefly address the following: a. Who is writing this letter? (author) b. To whom is the letter addressed? (audience) c. When is the letter written? (date) d. Why is the letter written? (occasion or purpose) 3. Explore the Literary Aspects of the Text Using a New Testament Introduction or a Commentary**, note the literary structure or outline of the letter. 4. State the Message of the Letter
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Unformatted text preview: Write a concluding section that articulates the message of the letter. a. What is the writer saying? b. How does the author say this? *Suggested New Testament Introductions Donald Guthrie, New Testament Introduction. Merrill C. Tenney, New Testament Survey The Anchor Bible Dictionary **Suggested New Testament Commentaries Word Biblical Commentary New International Commentary on the New Testament Outline for a Literary Analysis of New Testament Epistles I. Title “A Literary Analysis of the Letter to the ____________” II. Historical Analysis A. Authorship B. Audience C. Date D. Occasion or Purpose III. Literary Analysis Structure or outline of the Letter I. Summary A. Message B. Method...
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