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What is Scriptural Exegesis?
a critical interpretation and explanation of a biblical passage
Catholics read and interpret scripture contextually, not fundamentally. To understand what the author intended to say, we must look at the passage in the contexts of
Literary, sociohistorical, and ideological criticism
Literary Criticism does what?
examine its genre, plot, characters, and symbolism
what is form criticism?
it is a branch of biblical studies that classifies literary genres, studies their features, and considers how and where such forms were actually used in the "life setting" of religious communities.
example of "form criticism"
why are modern biologists a form of "form criticism"?
because they classify plants and animals into different classes, orders, families, genus or species differs from another
who are biblical scholars?
they classify each biblical text as a part of certain genre or sub-genre
Major Genes within Hebrew Bible
stories about the origins of the world
example of major genes within Hebrew bible?
Gen, parts of exod, num, and Deut
collection of laws and instructions by which the people are to live
Examples of Legal Codes
Lev, Exod, Num, Deut
lists of inter-relationships between peoples, either of successive generations
Examples of Genealogies
Gen and Num
semi historical narrative accounts of select events in a nation's life, political and military exploits of its leaders
examples of annals
josh, jdg, 1 & 2 kings
oracles or words of God spoken to the people through human prophets and symbolic actions they perform at God's direction for the people's benefit
examples of prophetic books
isa, jer, ezek
poetic lyrics of songs intended for worship
words said by people to god
advice on how to live well and avoiding evil
inspirational stories that encourage people to live wisely
God provides hope for a better future
Example of Apocalypse
Major Genres within the New Testament: Gospels
life, teachings, and actions of jesus
matt, mark, luke, john
beginnings and growth of early christianity and actions of missionary leaders
criticizing and addresses theological issues in communities
Example of letters
collections of instructions for the practical organization in religious communities
Example of Church Orders
1 Tim, Titus
interprets older biblical texts about jesus
instructions on how to live a christian life
Example of Wisdom Collection
letter format intended for audiences
Example of epistles/Encyclicals
paul 1 and 2
understanding the culture and world in scriptural text
Example of sociohistorial
whats going on in the culture, time, and why?
understanding houw our own worldview shapes our interpretation of scripture
example of ideological criticism
martin luther king speech on slavery
artifacts with symbolic meaning
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