Scripture & Interpretation Quiz #1 Study Guide

Grasping God's Word, chapters 1-3 (interpretive journey, sentences, paragraphs)
Interpretive Journey, Step 1
Grasp the Text in Their Town
Interpretive Journey, Step 2
Measure the Width of the River to Cross
Interpretive Journey, Step 3
Crossing the Principlizing Bridge
Interpretive Journey, Step 4
Grasp the Text in Our Town
Interpretive Journey, Step 1 Question
What did the text mean to the biblical audience?
Interpretive Journey, Step 2 Question
What are the differences between the biblical audience and us?
Interpretive Joureny, Step 3 Question
What is the theological principle in this text?
Interpretive Journey, Step 4 Question
How should individual Christians today apply the theological principle in their lives?
9 Things to Look for in Sentences
repetition; contrasts; comparisons; lists; cause and effect; figures of speech; conjunctions; verbs; pronouns
1 John 2:15-17
repetition ("world")
2 Corinthians 1:3-7
repetition ("comfort")
John 15:1-10
repetition ("remain")
Matthew 6:1-18
repetition ("father")
1 Corinthians 15:50-64
repetition ("[im]perishable")
Proverbs 14:31
contrasts (treatment of poor)
Ephesians 5:8
contrasts (darkness/light)
1 John 1:5-7
contrasts (darkness/light)
Proverbs 25:26
comparisons (polluted water, man succumbs to wicked)
James 3:3-6
comparisons (tongue, bit/rudder/fire)
1 John 2:16
lists (craving, lust, boasting)
Galatians 5:22-23 (sentences)
lists (fruit of the Spirit)
Galatians 5:19-21 (sentences)
lists (acts of the sinful nature)
Romans 12:2
cause and effect (renewed minds/transformed > discern God's will)
John 3:16 (sentences)
cause and effect (God loved world > sent Son; believe in Son > eternal life)
Psalm 13:6
cause and effect (LORD good to me > I will sing)
Psalm 119:105
figures of speech (word, lamp, light, path)
Matthew 23:27
figures of speech (white-washed tombs)
Psalm 18:2
figures of speech (rock, fortress)
1 Corinthians 3:6
figures of speech (plant, seed, water, grow)
Luke 13:34
figures of speech (hen gathers chicks)
Isaiah 53:6
figures of speech (sheep astray)
Romans 12:1 (sentences)
conjunctions (therefore; previous 11 chapters)
Hebrews 12:1
conjunctions (therefore; previous chapter)
Colossians 3:12
conjunctions (therefore)
2 Timothy 1:7-8
conjunctions (various)
Genesis 6:8
conjunctions (but; Noah's favor)
Ephesians 4:2-3
verbs (imperative)
Ephesians 1:11
verbs (passive vs. active)
Genesis 12:3
verbs (passive, future)
Ephesians 1:3
pronouns (us/our)
Philippians 1:27-30
pronouns (various)
Proverbs 15:1
contrasts (gentle/harsh words); cause and effect (gentle answer > wrath away; harsh word > anger)
Romans 6:23
contrasts (sin/grace); cause and effect (sin > death); conjunctions (but)
Isaiah 40:31
comparisons (strength, soaring like eagles); figures of speech (wings, eagles)
Colossians 3:1
cause and effect (raised with Christ > set heart above); verbs (passive vs. active, imperative)
9 Things to Look for in Paragraphs
general to specific (+ vice versa); questions and answers; dialogue; purpose statements; means; conditional clauses; actions/roles of man/God; emotional terms; tone
Galatians 5:16
general to specific (live by Spirit, do not gratify sinful nature)
Galatians 5:19-21 (paragraphs)
general to specific (sinful nature specifics)
Galatians 5:22-23 (paragraphs)
general to specific (life by Spirit specifics)
Romans 12:1 (paragraphs)
general to specific (living sacrifices, spiritual act of worship)
Romans 12:9-13
general to specific (love, devotion, zeal, fervor, service, joy, hope, patience, faithfulness, prayer, sharing, hospitality)
1 Corinthians 13:1-12
specific to general ("love chapter")
1 Corinthians 13:13
specific to general ("the greatest of these is love")
Romans 6:1-2
questions and answers (Continue sinning for more grace? No!)
Romans 3:1, 5, 9, 27-31; 4:1, 9; 6:15; 7:1, 7, 13; 8:31-35; 11:1, 7, 11
questions and answers (various)
Mark 2:1-3:6
questions and answers (4 Pharisees, 1 Jesus)
Mark 2:7, 2:10
questions and answers (forgiving sins)
Mark 2:16, 2:17b
questions and answers (eating with "sinners")
Mark 2:18, 2:19
questions and answers (fasting)
Mark 2:24, 2:27b
questions and answers (work on Sabbath)
Mark 3:4
questions and answers (heart of Sabbath law)
Mark 11:27-12:40
questions and answers (4 Pharisees, 1 Jesus; parallels 2:1-3:6)
Mark 2:15-3:6
dialogue (Jesus and the Pharisees)
John 13:6-10
dialogue (Jesus, Peter, and footwashing)
Numbers 22
dialogue (Balaam and the donkey)
Habakkuk 1:1-2:20
dialogue (Habakkuk, God, the fate of Judah)
Ephesians 2:10
purpose statements ("created... to do good works")
John 3:16 (paragraphs)
purpose statements ("that he gave his... Son")
John 15:16
purpose statements ("appointed you to go and bear fruit")
Deuteronomy 6:3
purpose statements ("obey so that it may go well with you")
Psalm 119:11
purpose statements ("hidden your word... that I might not sin")
Romans 8:13
means (by the Spirit put to death misdeeds)
Psalm 119:9
means (keep way pure by living according to Word)
1 John 1:6
conditional clauses (if we claim fellowship but walk in darkness, then we lie)
2 Corinithians 5:17
conditional clauses (if anyone in Christ, then he is new creation)
Deuteronomy 28:1
conditional clauses (if you obey LORD, follow his commands, then LORD set you above all nations)
Ephesians 5:1-2
actions/roles of man/God (man = imitators; Christ = offering; God = be imitated)
Matthew 5:43-6:34
actions/roles of man/God (God = Father)
Galatians 4:12-16
emotional terms (plead, brothers, contempt, joy, tear out eyes, enemy)
Jeremiah 3:19-20
emotional terms (gladly, sons, desirable, most beautiful, Father, husband, unfaithful)
Colossians 3:1-4
tone (calm, explanatory)
Galatians 3:1-4
tone (chiding, scolding, disappointed)
Matthew 23:33-35
tone (angry, condemning)
Lamentations 3:1-6
tone (despair, gloom)