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RLGN 325 B IBLE S TUDY A SSIGNMENT 1 T EMPLATE Name: Nancy Camcho-Cortes Liberty University Email Address: [email protected] Assignment 1-2 : Answer the following questions: 1. Do you agree that the Bible is a divine-human book? Why or why not? 2. What is textual criticism? How is it possible to have a high view of the authority of Scripture and a positive view of textual criticism at the same time? Page 1 of 18 According to The Evangelical Dictionary of Theology Second Edition textual criticisim “is to determine which variant readings in the ancient manuscripts most likely preserve the original wording and then reconstruct a text that best represents the autographs.” (pg. 1178) In other words preserves the authentic reading. To the scholars this is of upmost importances and critical since they are to validate the authenticity, periodicity, and the accuracy of all documents. Understanding the textual criticism can be accomplished by knowing that the Bible is is the Word of God inspired by HIM and penned man. We must know that Gos is perfect and HE makes no mistakes but man is inperfect and makes many mistakes and by understanding this textual criticism takes a process to ensure all accuracy when interpreting the scriptures.
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RLGN 325 3. What is translation? Why is translation not a simple exercise? Describe the two main approaches to translation discussed in this chapter. Which approach do you feel most comfortable with? Why? Page 2 of 18 Duvall explaination of translation is nothing more than transferring the message of one language into another language.” (pg. 157) “The process of translating is more complicated than it appears. (Duvall pg. 116) “The fact that no two langauges are exactly alike makes translation a complicated endeavor.” (Duvall, pg 166) Also the depth of vocabulary, cultural, syntax all play a into this process. Formal approach (sometimes labeled as “literal” or “word-for-word”) and functional approach (often called “idiomatic” or “thought-for-thought”) Formal approach seeks to keep text as near to the original structure as possible, functional approach seeks to create an increase ease of expression. I feel most comfortable with the formal approach because it keeps text originated form.
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RLGN 325 Assignment 2-1 : Describe the five steps of the Interpretive Journey. Answer each step with as much information as possible. In other words, do not just give a one line statement, but attempt to write a summary type paragraph for each step so that you can demonstrate a good understanding of the interpretive journey process. You may use the words in the textbook. Step #1: Step #2: Step #3: Page 3 of 18 Grasping the text in their town, reader observes the text on how it pertained to the biblical audience.
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  • Fall '15
  • bible, The Passage, Textual criticism

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