Bib Lit, Inductive, Interp. and Apply.docx

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Interpretation for 1 Kings 21 C1. List all kinds of interpretations. (Remember, start with an action verb) Absurd: 1. Share your wealth, especially if it’s drugs, or the king will kill you. 2. Kill others in order to get what you want. 3. Make your wife do your work for you. 4. Throw a tantrum when you don’t get your way. 5. If at first you don’t succeed, starve yourself. 6. Make sure you know who you’re sitting by. 7. Stay away from dogs. 8. Commit identity theft and get what you want. 9. (do 3 more on your own) Probable: 1. Don’t take someone else’s inheritance. Respect the ancestral inheritance laws of Jubilee. 2. Do not wrongfully accuse someone of treason against God and the king. 3. Do unto others as you want others to do unto you. 4. Don’t blindly trust the government’s word. 5. Don’t worship other gods before God. 6. Live with humility. Make sure that your repentance and humility last for the rest of your life. 7. Your physical state must show your repentance. Change your behavior to match the outward signs of repentance. 8. Fast with a purpose that comes from the Lord. Or… Don’t use fasting as a way to manipulate people. 9. Don’t abuse your power as a king because if you do, consequences will come. 10. Be satisfied with what you have. Quite likely: 1. Respect the ancestral inheritance laws of Jubilee. C2. The interpretation chart Bible times……………………………………………….to…………………………………………… ……2018 society! Interpretations Application to today’s society Primary interpretation Respect the ancestral inheritance laws of Jubilee. Primary application: Honor the principle of Jubilee by creating systems that “level the playing field” and bring economic justice for all: creative ways
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Quite likely it’s primary interpretation b/c In the story itself: Naboth had ancestral vineyard that he wouldn’t sell to Ahab, even though Ahab offered a fair price or another vineyard. When he said no, Ahab sulked (bc he also knew Jubilee laws). God sent Elijah to bring judgment to Ahab bc he did not obey inheritance laws. In the literary context: In surrounding stories, prophecy fulfilled for both Jezebel and Ahab. Ahab not only died but dogs licked his blood and prostitutes washed themselves in it. In 2 Kings 9, Jezebel got trampled by horses and eaten by dogs—no proper burial. In Historical-Cultural context (A6): **ancestral inheritance **Jubilee **Dogs licking blood **Burial in ancient world to deal with debt, helping people who have misfortunes they can’t control and providing ways for all to get good healthcare and education. This is still applicable to today’s society because: **Some people in the USA don’t have any way to get affordable/quality healthcare. Some countries owe the US so much money they can’t even pay the interest, much less the principle. US can’t pay back China (and maybe others) the debt it owes. Puerto Rico, part of the US, still struggles to get help from Hurricane Maria.
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  • Fall '16
  • Ms. Hall
  • English, Biblical Literature, Elijah, Repentance, Ahab, Books of Kings, 1 Kings 21

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