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STUDY GUIDE: MODULE 1

As you read this week’s 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?

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 40–42. tied to The Questions of Language (i.e., Formal equivalence,...
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