Letters Found in The New Testament

Letters Found in The New Testament Question What are the general characteristics of letters as they are found in the New Testament? How important for interpretation are the historical and literary contexts for these documents? Why did first century writers employ the...

Acts as Theological History

Acts as Theological History Question Give an explanation of the genre of the book of Acts as theological history.  What are the implications for this particular genre on the interpretation of the book?  How does the reader differentiate between the theology and the...

Characteristics of Words

Characteristics of Words Question List the 5 characteristics of words. Which one was new to you?  Which one do you think is most important? Why? Define “connotative” and “denotative” meanings. What are the steps for performing a word study? How important are word...

Historical-Cultural Background

Historical-Cultural Background Question Define the phrase “historical-cultural background.” What is the significance of this material in interpreting the Bible properly? Describe the process of “contextualization.” How would you explain contextualization to a new...

Grasping God’s Word

Grasping God’s Word Question Using the 9 items to consider when reading sentences as listed in chapter 3 of Grasping God’s Word (i.e., repetition of words, contrasts, comparisons, lists, cause and effect, figures of speech, conjunctions, verbs, pronouns),...

Presuppositions/Foundational Beliefs and Preunderstandings

Presuppositions/Foundational Beliefs and Preunderstandings Question  Offer a definition of the terms “presuppositions/foundational beliefs” and “preunderstandings.” How can we test these things to see if they are adequate or appropriate? What...