Interpreting the Bible

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Interpreting the Bible: Neither Simple nor Difficult Read: 1. Divorce Malachi 2:13-16 Ezra 10:9-12 2. Slavery Galatians 3:28 Ephesians 6:5-9 3. Deacons 1 Timothy 3:12 and note b Romans 16:1 Come to class ready to discuss these issues after applying the following principles of Biblical interpretation: BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION IS ABOUT ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS: 1. What it meant 1. Who is writing? 2. Who is the audience being written to? 3. When was this written? 4. What were the circumstances of the audience (and writer, if known) 5. What were the struggles and failings of the audience? 6. What do the important words and phrases mean? 7.
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Unformatted text preview: What is the message (summarize) 8. Why did the author write this passage to this audience at the time it was written? 2. What it means 1. How are we similar to the audience being written to? 2. How are we different from the audience being written to? 3. What in our culture, time, and place, is analogous to the situation the writer was addressing? 4. How are our struggles and weaknesses like and unlike those of the original audience? 5. What would the writer say if the writer were living in our time and place? 6. What would be an appropriate response to this message now?...
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