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Religion and Theology
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Interpretive Exercise Table of Contents Assignment 16-1 3 Assignment 17-1 5 Interpretation of the Word ‘GRACE’ 6 References 8 Assignment 16-1 1. Grasp the text in their town. What did the text mean to the biblical audience? ‘Grasping God’s Word’, a book written by Duvall assists students and other readers to get a grip on God’s word.
2. Measure the width of the river to cross. What are the differences between the biblical audience and us? Bible has been segregated into two segments which are ‘Old Testament’ and ‘New Testament’. Old Testament describes the story of God’s treaty with Hebrew people. On the other hand, New Testament includes several versions of life, death and renaissance of Lord Jesus. ‘Measure the width of the river to cross’ is a New Testament passage relating to Bible. Here, river denotes something which can create differences in terms of diverse culture, customs, languages, time and power among others. Today, one obvious difference can be found between biblical audience and us. The difference is generational gap. Biblical audience was made up of first century and the present audience is made up of twenty first century who does not struggle with legalistic Judaism and traditional Gnosticism. The river which separates biblical audience and us is not wide, but these differences should be addressed in order to cross the river1. 3. Cross the Principlizing Bridge. What are the theological principles in this text? Theological principles are generally intended for understanding the principles of God. ...
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