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Unformatted text preview: Old Testament (OT) What Bible did Jesus use? Not the Septuagint? The Hebrew text (the Masoretic text) is what makes most sense, Jesus built his credibility with us an authoritative teacher. Authority in the OT is in what the original author meant (historical grammatical context) to say at the time it was written. Authority is: more than opinion of godly people, God is the source and makes it more that fine literature. The OT is… • The account of the ways in which God has worked • The summary of what He has demanded • The record of His preparation for Christ’s coming Canon… • Hebrew/Greek meaning: standard of measurement. • Tests for canonicity : Person who is a prophet or otherwise gifted (i.e. Moses, Jeremiah, Isaiah) Written to all generations (though written to a specific people at one time) it is applicable to the human experience with God. Is in line with previous revelation (no contradictions) Inspiration A. Definition: the process by which God, through his creative breath, placed revelation in written record. This record is made available to man by God’s superintendency of the human activity of writing. B. Divine AND human activity: combines both the activity of God and the activity of a human author. This guarantees the accuracy of the written record (if we believe in divine inspiration). Inspiration Theories A. Neo-Orthodox : the Bible “contains” the word of God. From out of the late 1800’s and an era that was trying to define divine revelation through the five senses. B. Dictation : word for word from God to human author. Pretty much the opposite of Neo-Orthodoxy and restrictive to the author’s expression. C. Limited Inspiration : God inspired the thoughts but the form in which they are conveyed is not inspired. Did not God part the Red Sea? Or was this just a representation of God’s power. Were Adam and Eve real? Limited Inspiration suggests they were representations to analogize God’s message. D. Plenary Verbal Inspiration : God’s inspiration extends to all of Scripture, to the very words and form the writer chose. “All scripture is God breathed” II Timothy. This allows the expression and leeway of authorship while still expressing who God is and what he wants to say. Revelation A. Definition: “the disclosing or uncovering of something that could not be known without help.” B. Necessity: God could not or would not know man without his revealing love to man. God’s revelation is an act of grace. Textual Transmission – How did we get the Bible? Old Testament Scribes : keepers of the text, not only copiers of the text, the historical accountant of the times. Masoretes : well known group of Jewish scribes to preserve the Old Testament as an understandable and relevant work of literature....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course BIBL 1103 taught by Professor Randolph during the Spring '08 term at Northwest College.
- Spring '08
- Paradise Lost , God, Death, God, The Son, Adam, Eve, Death, Sin