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What are the various interpretive approaches to Revelation?
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What is the meaning of the word "Revelation"?a surprising/previously unknown fact - especially one made known dramaticallyWhat is the historical context of the prophets?prior to both Assyrian and Babylonian invasion: pre-exilic, exilic, post-exilicWhat is the purpose of each wisdom book?Proverbs: basic approach to life Job: the suffering of the righteous Ecclesiastes: failure of the rational to provide meaning Song of Songs: irrationality of romantic loveWhat type of literature is Acts?theological historicalWhat are the dangers of narrative?1. meaning may not be clearly stated 2. caught in the story, miss the meaning 3. assume narrative only history not theology 4. read too much theology into narrativeWhat is the basic order of a narrative?exposition, conflict, resolutionWhat are the common elements in a letter?Intro: greeting, prayer Body Conclusion: grace benedictionWhat are the questions to ask when studying a gospel?1. What does this small story tell us about Jesus? 2. What's the gospel writer trying to explain by the way he puts the smaller stories in order?What is the purpose of Acts and the order the gospel spreads in Acts?purpose: a comprehensive discipleship manual Spirit - church - Gospel - worldWhat are two interpretive questions to ask when studying Acts?1. What is the central message? 2. What is Luke saying by the way he arranges?What is the main message of Revelation?God's will wins (encouragement)What are the advantages of Narrative?1. interesting 2. pulls us into the story 3. depicts real life and thus easy to relate to 4. portray ambiguities and complexities of life 5. easy to remember 6. God teaches us something about Himself 7. Holistic, see struggle and resolution 8. relates short incidents to bigger storyWhat is the traditional approach to the Law?moral: dealt with timeless truths regarding God's intention for human behavior civil: describing aspects that we normally see in a country's legal system ceremonial: those that dealt with sacrifices, festivals, and priestly activitiesHow do you determine a text's theological principle?1. look to see if the author has stated the general principle 2. look for the reason a command or instruction is given 3. use the Pyramid method 4. "back-space"What are the literary forms within the gospels?1. exaggeration 2. metaphor and simile 3. narrative irony 4. rhetorical questions 5. parallelism 6. parablesWhat is the role of the Holy Spirit in interpretation?inspiration: Holy Spirit's work in the guiding of human authors in writing Scripture resulting in what God wanted to communicate illumination: the Spirit's ongoing work of bringing believers to understand and receive the truth of ScriptureHow is the Law used throughout Scripture?Christopher Wright's Categories: creation - laws that have existed since the beginning fall - new laws and conditions that exist only b/c of sin redemption - brings the ex. of Christ, community, and holiness New Creation - supplies a perspective that God will complete his victoryWhat is the difference between apodictic and casuistic law?apodictic: commands describing what you shall or shall not do casuistic: case-by-case law that is often conditionalWhat percent of prophecy is yet to come and what is the role of the prophet?less than 1% (foretelling) 1. preach God's message until fulfilled 2. call the people to repentance 3. judgment prophecy was conditional