BIBL 104 Old Testament Narrative Bible Study Assignment Template (AY2021) docs.edited.docx

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Name: Date: Section: Studying the Old Testament Narratives Passage: Numbers 21:4-9 Instructions: For this assignment, you will be studying the Old Testament story of The Bronze Serpent in Numbers 21:4-9. You will use the template below to complete a study of this passage. In your study, you will use the skills of Observation, Interpretation, Correlation, and Application that you have become familiar with through your reading in Everyday Bible Study . I. Observation A. I have read Numbers 21:4-9 in both a formal translation (KJV, NKJV, NASB, ESV, or CSB)and a functional translation (NIV, NLT, or NCV). Highlight the correct answer. You will find a copy of the NASB, ESV, CSB, and NLT in your myWSB Library. o Yes o No B. Having read the passage in both formal and functional translation, list at least 2 similarities and three differences between the way both translations cover this story. You may list as many similarities and differences that you find as long as you meet the minimum amount. Similarities Differences Verse 2: A vegetable garden and Vineyard: There is a similarity in the NLT, and the CSB were both state that Naboth had a vineyard that King Ahab wanted for a vegetable garden and wanted to give Naboth another vineyard as a trade. Verse 4: CSB: Ahab’s reply to Naboth is said to be "resentful and angry." NLT: Ahab’s reply to Naboth is said to be "sullen and angry." Verse 13: The allegation put against Naboth is similar in both NLT and CSB. Naboth “cursed God and the king." Verse 7 CSB: “Get up and eat some food, and be happy." NLT: “Get up and eat something, and don’t worry about it." Verse 14: Verse 13:
The declaration of Naboth’s murder is similar in NLT and CSB. They both state that "Naboth has been stoned to death." CSB says Naboth’s accusers are “the two wicked men.” NLT says Naboth’s accusers are “the two scoundrels.” Verse 20 In the CSB and the NLT, Ahab addresses Elijah as "my enemy" when they meet. Verses 21 & 28 CSB describes Elijah as "Elijah the Tishbite." NLT describes Elijah as "Elijah." Verse 25: Description of Ahab: devoted vs. completely sold CSB: “Still, there was no one like Ahab, who devoted himself to do what was evil in the Lord’s sight…” NLT: “No one else so completely sold himself to what was evil in the Lord’s sight…” C. Identify the basic elements of the story you are studying.

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