Main Idea: God acts in grace by fulfilling his promise to rebuild his house of worship
and restoring his people.
Dr. Petters version: God keeps his word to restore his wayward people and
simultaneously judges his enemies. He sov
Basics of interpreting prophesy
Prophecy as forth-telling
o History that is prewritten
o Playing predictions such as thing that have not yet come to pass.
o From the voice of Godthus says the Lord
o Its history as God sees in t
Steps to Exegesis:
A. Part I: the Big Picture Perspective of the Book
1. Step 1: Observe the big picture of the book
2. Step 2: Situate the passage within the book
B. Part II: Observe and Interpret the Passage
1. Step 3:
Approaches to the text:
A. Confessional and religious approach
1. Have either Jewish or Christian framework with series of
opinions with the sects.
2. The Bible is internalized as a part of ones religious instruction.
A. Main Theme: Divine hands that worked behind in the entire
restoration phase of Israel.
1. Restoration takes place be God had not forsaken them.
2. What was lost when the Israelites went into exile?
B. What does th
1. The nature of the oracle is prophecy of salvation or restoration prophecy. What
leads us to this conclusion is the structure of the oracle, which has a basic statement
of the prediction, followed by amplification and closed with a
Ezra 9:9 covenantal loyalty/faithfulness
- Gesture of grace and affection and commitment who were underserving of that
- Why is Ezra 9:9 there?
God keeping His word to Jeremiah
- Moses and Law
- Abraham Gen 12&15
o Gods p
A. Faith based hermeneutic:
1. Bible is reliable, allows the supernatural.
2. It doesnt rule out the need to examine the text closely and
wrestle with the text.
B. Gods word is not bound or found captive to this wor
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A Text-Critical Glossary
ALEPPO CODEX—A manuscript of MT (ca. 930 0.12.); the principal text of the edition
to be published by the Hebrew University Bible Project
upon Dent 17: 18 (misneh hattdrd hazzdt, “a copy of this instruction”) as an
expression of the real essence or nature of the document.2 Unfortunately
this notion of Deuteronomy as merely a copy or restatement of Exodus has
Step 7: Biblical—Theological: [1 page, single spaced, with footnotes]
Comment on any important theological issues arising from the passage, noting how your passage contributes
theologically to our understanding of key aspects
Turabian Style Sheet for Sources used in Religion Papers
Citing the Bible
Use in-text citations for quotations taken from the Bible. On the first citation, provide a
footnote letting the reader know what translation that you are using (NRSV, KN, NW, etc.