STUDY GUIDE: MODULE 1
As you read this week’s textbook reading assignments, take notes in response to these questions
This study guide will help you to prepare for your quiz.
Fee and Stuart
Know: Hermeneutics is the art and science, or as some would say the theory and
practice, of interpretation.
What do they say is the aim of a good interpretation?
To get at the “Plain meaning of
What is not the aim?
According to Fee and Stuart, what is the antidote to bad interpretation?
interpretation based on commonsense guidelines.
They define “The Bible” in part as
both Human and divine the Word of God givin
in hunman words in history.
The Bible is not a series of…
Propositions and imperatives
Know the kinds of “communication” mentioned that God uses to convey his Word.
Narrative history, genealogies, chronicles, laws of all kinds, poetry of all kinds,
proverbs, prophetic, oracles, riddles, drama, biographical sketches, parables, letters,
sermons, and apocalypes
“To interpret properly the “then and there” of the biblical texts, you must…”
know some of the general rules that apply to all the words of the Bible
Know and be able to discuss the two types of ‘context’ mentioned in the reading.
Historical context and Literary context
Why are these items important?
What do Fee and Stuart say is the “only proper control for hermeneutics”?
is to be
found in the original intent of the biblical text.
According to the authors, “The true meaning of the biblical text for us is…”
originally intended it to mean when it was first spoken.
What are potential problems with a “fuller” or “deeper” meaning?
beyond it’s original
intent people can interrupt it’s meaning in any way.
What is the problem with using only one translation?
You are thereby committed to
the exegetical choices of tht translation as the Word of God.
What is the first concern of translators?
Is to be sure that the Hebrew or Greek text
they are using are a close as possible to the original wording ass it left the
author’s hands…. Why? So that it would not get mis-interrpited.
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