Is the difference in covenant between the Old and New Testaments a problem in interpreting the Old Testament?
Does the first step of the interpretive journey deal with applying principles to our individual situations?
Are the similarities between the biblical audience and us important to discovering the meaning of the text?
Who do theological principles apply to?
All people of all ages everywhere
Do we seek to create the meaning when interpreting biblical text?
What are five issues in the river of differences?
covenant, situation, language, culture, and time
What is the first step of the interpretive journey and the key question?
Grasping the Text in Their Town: What did the text mean to the biblical audience?
What is the second step of the interpretive journey and the key question?
Measuring the Width of the River to Cross: What are the differences between the biblical audience and us?
What is the third step of the interpretive journey and the key question?
Crossing the Principlizing Bridge: What are the theological principles in the text?
What is the fourth step of the interpretive journey and the key question?
Grasping the Text in Our Town: How can we as Christians apply the text to our lives today?
What kind of reading of the Bible allows you to hear God as you dig deeper into his word?
serious and careful
Do we make careful observation of the text first?
What can serious or careful reading of the Bible be compared to?
reading a love letter
What do comparisons focus on?
What do contrasts focus on?
What are the nine features used for observing SENTENCES?
conjunctions, pronouns, verbs, comparisons, contrasts, cause/effect, lists, repeated words, and figures of speech
In the beginning of chapter three, who is Agassiz?
a professor of zoology
In the story, what does the author do with the fish?
looks at it for hours
Which New Testament book has a five question episode that occurs early in the book and also at the end of the book?
The Bible is not a book of abstract technical info. It is a book about __________, primarily between God and people
We can usually use one word to describe the __________ of a passage
When we examine a passage to ask "What does God do in the passage?" what are we looking for?
role of God
When we examine a passage to ask "What do people do in the passage?" what are we looking for?
role of people
An author sometimes introduces an idea with a _______ statement and follows with the ________ of that idea.
1 Corinthians 13 is called what?
the love chapter
1 Corinthians 13 is an example of what?
specific to general
Jesus' conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well is an example of what?
Words like "father", "mother", "child", "daughter", and "son" are example of what?
In the story in the beginning of chapter four, what has happened since Holmes last saw Watson?
Watson has gotten married
What is Watson's profession in the story?
What happens after Jesus spits on the blind man's eyes?
he is healed partially at first, total sight came later
What is the major pivot event in David's life?
he sleeps with Bathsheba and has her husband Uriah killed
What is the story of David (2 Samuel) an example of?
story shifts: major breaks and pivots
What is the story of Jarius and the Bleeding Woman an example of?
What is the story of the blind man an example of?
connections between paragraphs and episodes
What term refers to units of connected text longer than paragraphs?
What is a literary device that involves contrasting or comparing two stories at the same time?
What is the following an example of: abcdedcba?
Once we understand the meaning of a text in its origin, can we apply it to our lives in ways that are just as relevant?
Was each passage of scripture God's word to us first?
Was God just using the biblical audience to get a message across to us?
What were New Testament letters?
situational and occasional
Is knowing the historical-cultural background of the bible significant to understanding the text?
What are the four elements involved in historical-cultural context?
biblical writer, biblical audience, historical cultural elements in the text, and historical cultural elements not in the text
What are the following examples of: commentaries, bible handbooks, bible atlases, old/new testament survey books, and bible dictionaries?
resources for finding historical cultural context
What are some questions you ask when grasping the historical cultural context of a passage?
who was the biblical writer, when was he writing, and who was the biblical audience
What does Paul mean in 2 Timothy 4 when he tells Timothy to come before winter?
he wants him to come before travel is difficult
What is the cultural relevance of the parable of the "Good Samaritan" and Jesus' visit with the Samaritan woman?
the Jews despised the Samaritans
What is the cultural relevance of the father running in the story of the prodigal son?
Jewish men were much too dignified to run
What country was Xerxes king of?
What was Esther's Jewish name?
Since Esther was an orphan, who was her cousin that raised her?
What tribe were Esther and her cousin from?
What is the name of the feast celebrated for the Jews' deliverance in the Book of Esther?
the feast of Purim
What step of the interpretive journey does studying historical cultural context deal with?
What is Esther 4:14?
"Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"
In the story at the beginning of chapter 5, Danny is in a church watching an Ethiopian ________ pageant.
Who accompanies Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem in the pageant?
In the pageant, who delivers baby Jesus?
What is the word describing all our preconceived notions and understandings that we bring to the text that have been formulated conciously and subconciously before we study the text?
Preunderstanding is formed by both _____ and ____ influences, some ______ and some _______.
good, bad, accurate, inaccurate
Is it dangerous for us to assume our preunderstanding is correct?
Our culture driven predisposition/preunderstanding is called _______ ________.
Your ________ ________ is also a central element in your cultural world.
Christians need to be aware that their ________ _________ and ______________ setting affect how they read the Bible.
family backgroud, socioeconomic
Do all of us tend to be influenced by our culture subconciously?
What are the two types of contexts we have studied?
historical cultural context and literary context
What does the French word Genre mean?
form or kind
What determines meaning in biblical interpretation?
What does surrounding context refer to?
the texts that surround the passage you are studying
In the circle diagram representing various contexts around a passage, if the circle is closer to the center does it have a greater influence?
How can you make the Bible say anything you want?
disregard the literary context
Who is famous for scripture twisting or taking scripture out of context?
Were chaper and verse divisions included in original documents of Scripture?
Who divinely inspired the biblical writers to connect their words, sentences, and paragraphs into a literary whole?
the Holy Spirit
Is the aim of word study "to try to understand as precisely as possible what the author was trying to convey by his use of this word in this context."
Do we determine meaning of biblical words or discover what the biblical writer meant when he used a particular word?
discover what the biblical writer meant when he used a particular word
What were the original Biblical languages?
Hebrew and Greek
What are the four guidlines for helping chose words to study?
Look for repeated words, look for figures of speech, look for words crucial to the passage, and look for words that are unclear, puzzling, or difficult
What fallacy occurs when you base your word study on the English word rather than the underlying Greek or Hebrew?
The English-Only Fallacy
What fallacy occurs when you base your word study on the original root of a word?
the root fallacy
What is the semantic range of a word?
a list of all the possible meanings of a word
What is used to locate original Hebrew or Greek words?
The Old Testament was written in _________ and the New Testament was written in ________.
In Israel, what did engagements frequently take place before?
What was the normal age for an engagement?
What angel announced the birth of John and Jesus?
After Mary was visited by the angel, what is the first thing that she did?
went to visit Elizabeth
What was John the Baptist filled with from birth?
the Holy Spirit
Who were John the Baptist's parents?
Zechariah and Elizabeth
When Elizabeth heard Mary's voice, what happened?
John jumped in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit
Did Joseph consider divorcing Mary
In first-century Judaism an engagement was a legally binding ______ between man and woman.
During engagement, what were they considered even though the marriage ceremony hadn't taken place?
husband and wife
Joseph and Mary traveled from ________ to ________.
How many miles was the distance that Joseph and Mary traveled?
How long did the trip take?
Who did the angels announce the birth of Jesus to first?
What was the significance of the angels announcing the birth of Jesus to shepherds first?
The shepherds were outcasts and despised
What months were shepherds usually tending their sheep between?
March and November
Jesus was probably how old when the wise men visited him?
2 years old
Knowing the historical cultural background makes the Bible come alive with ________ and ________.
Why was Vashti removed from being queen?
She refused to appear before the king when he called
How did Mordecai save the king's life?
He uncovered a plot to kill the king
Why was Esther's family in Persia?
How did Haman die?
He was hanged on the gallows intended for Mordecai
Who inherited Haman's estate?
What are different types of literary genres in the Bible?
narrative, law, poetry, prophecy, wisdom, gospel, history, letters, and apocalyptic literature
What is a false or mistaken idea?
What fallacy occurs when we latch onto a late word meaning (popular in our time) and put it into the Bible?
the time frame fallacy
What fallacy occurs when we think a word will include all of its meanings every time it is used?
the overload fallacy
What fallacy occurs when we cite the evidence that supports our favorite interpretation or when we dismiss evidence that seems to argue against our view?
the selective evidence fallacy