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REL 150 Lecture Notes 13:52 What is the Bible? Introduction Three Worlds of the Bible (Main Themes of the Bible) o Literary, Historical, Contemporary/Cultural (Theological?) Problem with the three worlds of the Bible o Problem is setting aside our own personal religious perspectives or at  least be aware of them and to remain objective when analyzing biblical  literature  Critical vs. Confessional o Critical Objectively looking at biblical texts without bias o Confessional  Subjectively looking at biblical texts 
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Unformatted text preview: Readings: Journey Chapters 1-3 and Bible Genesis 1-9, 12-17, 22 Questions: What are the “three worlds of the Bible”? What is the Tanak? What is the Christian Bible? What is the history of the Bible in English translation? What methods and tools are available for studying the Bible? What kinds of literature can be found in the Bible? It seems that there is more than one story of creation in Genesis 1-2. How do you explain this? What are the three worlds of the Bible? • The literary, historical, and contemporary world...
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