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BIBL 104 STUDY GUIDE: MODULE 1 As you read this weeks textbook reading assignments, take notes in response

to these questions and statements. This study guide will help you to prepare for your quiz. Fee and Stuart.
1. Know: Hermeneutics is the art and science, or as some would say the theory and

practice, of interpretation. 2. What do they say is the aim of a good interpretation? What is not the aim?
3. According to Fee and Stuart, what is the antidote to bad interpretation?

4. They define The Bible in part as The Bible is not a series of


5. Know the kinds of communication mentioned that God uses to convey his Word.

6. To interpret properly the then and there of the biblical texts, you must
7. Know and be able to discuss the two types of context mentioned in the reading. Why

are these items important? 8. What do Fee and Stuart say is the only proper control for hermeneutics? 9. According to the authors, The true meaning of the biblical text for us is 10. What are potential problems with a fuller or deeper meaning?

11. What is the problem with using only one translation? 12. What is the first concern of translators? Why? Harbin 1. What is the traditional view of how the Bible was written?
2. How does the traditional view of the origin of the Bible differ from the modern view

presented in the introduction? 3. What is the concept of canon, and why is it important?
4. In the NT, why were many of the Epistles written before the Gospels?

5. Why did it take time for the NT canon to be agreed upon?

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BIBL 104 6. What is the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls?


7. In what three languages were the 66 books of the Protestant Bible originally written?

Fee and Stuart 1. Know the most basic differences of the technical terms and related commentary on pages 4042. tied to The Questions of Language (i.e., Formal equivalence, Functional equivalence). 2. Know the discussed problem areas on pages 43-51. 3. Given what you have read thus far what translation are you inclined to use as your primary reading text?
4. What is the absolute central element in Hebrew narrative? (Know that words and actions

shape characterization in narratives. Why?) 5. True or False: The plot in Hebrew narrative is often very slow?
6. What are the reasons for the use of the structural features repetition and inclusion

according to the text?


7. What is the implicit teaching component found in biblical narratives? Know: 40% of the

literary genre in the Old Testament is narrative. It is likely the most misinterpreted and misapplied segment of Scripture. 8. What is the crucial difference between biblical narratives and other types of narratives?
9. Know protagonist and antagonist in the Bible. 10. Know Internal and External Evidence as discussed by the authors. 11. Know what narratives are not according to the text. What kind of teaching does takes

place?
12. Be able to track the authors example of implicit teaching found in the Ruth narrative. 13. According to the text know the following terms and items: Allegorizing,

Decontextualizing, Selectivity, Moralizing, Personalizing, Misappropriation, False Assumption, False Combination, Redefinition.
14. Narratives are precious to us because they so vividly demonstrate Gods involvement in

the world and illustrate his principles and calling.(105).

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15. Know the Ten Principles for Interpreting Narratives at the close of Chapter 5.

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