By Andrew E. Hill
The aim of learning the previous testomony is to appreciate God and his redemptive paintings extra absolutely. notwithstanding, this objective is complex through the truth that it used to be transmitted via a truly diverse language and tradition from our personal. A Survey of the previous testomony presents an fundamental advisor for undergraduate scholars and different readers by way of exploring the literary, historic, and theological concerns in the back of the previous testomony and its a number of books. for every outdated testomony publication, the Survey addresses historical past info, objective, message, constitution, and significant subject matters. Chapters introducing every one significant part of the outdated testomony are incorporated, as are chapters facing problems with interpretation, geography, archaeology, background, formation of the previous testomony canon, and the outdated Testament’s courting to the recent testomony. The textual content is superior all through via maps, images, timelines, and charts. This full-color 3rd version of a generally acclaimed textbook has been extended and redesigned in either textual content and graphical components, making it much more invaluable.
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First, the genre of the literature must be determined. In our contemporary literature, biography will be read differently from mystery, and drama differently from limerick. The type of literature affects how that writing will be approached and interpreted. This applies equally to the Old Testament. Prophecy is a different genre from proverbial literature. To begin with, then, the interpreter must identify the genre of what he or she is trying to interpret and discover as much as possible about that genre.
Interpretation is sterile without application. ” Application cannot be just an aggregate of impressions gained from reading the text. In reading Joshua 1, for example, we might say that we learned to be more courageous. But that is not what we are looking for in application. ” so application can be tied effectively to interpretation. If the interpretation identifies the audience as corporate Israel, the promises made may not be applicable to us as individuals, even though they still teach us about God.
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