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Religion - Study the bible as Literature a force in history a force in contemporary culture Academic study of the bible can be challenging greatly

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Study the bible as Literature, a force in history, a force in contemporary culture. Academic study of the bible can be challenging, greatly beneficial. How will we approach the bible? Academically Critical Methods History and Context Theological Content Defining “The Bible” A collection of writings Genres: History, Poetry, Epistles Judaism and Christianity Hebrew Bible- TANAK (H/Y 6-7) Jews devisions Law / Torah Prophets / Nevi ‘ im Writings / Kethuvim Christian Old Testimate Law / Pentateuch (Five Scrolls) History Wisdom Literature and Poetry Prophets Canonization “Canon”- A lists of sacred texts that are central to a religious community “reed,” measuring Hebrew Canon Three phases Early Christianity and “The scriptures” is the old testimate Marcion wanted to cut every old testemate book besides Luke, Marcion prompts the church to form the bible Athanasius’s list: The first list of new testimate books Gradual, organic process Manuscript- original text Corruption- a change from the original text Destruction Translation = Inerpretation Approach to translating Formal equivalence Word for word Emphasis on source language Dynamic Equivalence Meaning for meaning Emphasis on target language John Wycliffe c. 1382 translated bible to English William Tyndale 1520s Miles Coverdale 1530s Authorized Version (King James Bible) 1611 Howard and Young’s Three Worlds Literary: The world created by the text, or world within the text
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Historical: The world that created the text, or world behind the text Contemporary: The world of the reader 1. Textual Criticism: Examining variations Identifying Corruptions 2. Historical Criticism: Figure out what the author literally meant to say. Cultural context. Grammar, idiom, customs
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2012 for the course REL 1310 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Fall '08 term at Baylor.

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Religion - Study the bible as Literature a force in history a force in contemporary culture Academic study of the bible can be challenging greatly

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