BI103 Principles of Bible Interpretation

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Join Dr. Craig Keener, a foremost expert in biblical backgrounds, as he provides principles for interpretation along with excellent examples. See the parable of the Prodigal Son through the eyes of a Pharisee, learn the dangers involved in using allegory rather than analogy, and appreciate the contrast between Emperor Augustus and Jesus in the story of the first Christmas. Dr. Keener draws from his meticulous research of the ancient world to show you how to interpret the Bible by understanding its cultural contexts, genres, and more.

Reading the Bible in Context

Introducing the Course and the Speaker

Introducing the Course and the Speaker

1m
Immediate Context

Immediate Context

6m
Identifying References to Satan in John

Identifying References to Satan in John

7m
Whole-Book Context

Whole-Book Context

8m
Example from the Gospel of John

Example from the Gospel of John

5m

Understanding the Background of the Bible

Example from 1 Corinthians 13

Example from 1 Corinthians 13

2m
Ancient Contexts

Ancient Contexts

5m
Background of Luke 2

Background of Luke 2

3m

Interpreting Different Genres in the Bible

Jesus’ Parables of Lost Things

Jesus’ Parables of Lost Things

8m
Defining Genre

Defining Genre

6m
Old Testament Genres

Old Testament Genres

4m
Discovering Poetic Form and Function in the Psalms

Discovering Poetic Form and Function in the Psalms

8m
Genres and Devices in Jesus’ Teachings

Genres and Devices in Jesus’ Teachings

4m
The Gospels

The Gospels

7m
Genre-Specific Searching with Literary Typing

Genre-Specific Searching with Literary Typing

9m
Epistles

Epistles

7m
Epistles: Example of Head Coverings

Epistles: Example of Head Coverings

5m
Epistles: Situational Differences

Epistles: Situational Differences

3m
Creating a Custom Guide for Cultural Background

Creating a Custom Guide for Cultural Background

9m
Prophecy

Prophecy

4m
Prophecy and Apocalyptic: The Book of Revelation

Prophecy and Apocalyptic: The Book of Revelation

5m
Interpreting Revelation: Part 1

Interpreting Revelation: Part 1

6m

Conclusion

Interpreting Revelation: Part 2

Interpreting Revelation: Part 2

6m
Course Summary

Course Summary

1m