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Unformatted text preview: This is a huge topic that we’ll be considering all semester. Having a common understanding of some key terms will help us do this well. For example: • Four levels of meaning: literal, allegorical, moral, mystical • Inerrancy and literalism. • Higher (or historical) criticism The historical context of the Bible, or its location in time and space: • Take a careful look at the maps on pages 22 and 23. Locate Egypt, Mt. Sinai, Jerusalem, Tarsus, Gaza, Joppa, Jabbok River, Jordon River, and Gaza. • Also study Table 1-3, page 30. Group these periods into 3 coherent sub-groups. • Why do Eygpt, Persia, and Greece (Macedonia) matter to the study of the Bible? Make a list of five characteristics of the contemporary world in which you live that matter for our interpretation of the Bible....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course RELIGION 121 taught by Professor Ghodes-luhman during the Spring '07 term at St. Olaf.
- Spring '07
- The Bible