BI131 Introducing Literary Interpretation

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Many of us read the Bible a passage or verse at a time. In this course, Dr. Jeannine Brown shows the importance of understanding biblical books as a whole. With her clear and simple approach, Dr. Brown demonstrates three methods to help you grasp the specific messages intended by Old Testament and New Testament authors. Learn about the different literary genres in Scripture and see how authors used certain genres to communicate their message. Discover how to read a passage in its literary context, and understand the importance of the Bible’s historical setting.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker

Introducing the Speaker

2m
Introducing the Course

Introducing the Course

1m

Terms and Goals of Interpretation

Exegesis and Contextualization

Exegesis and Contextualization

6m
Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics

3m
Using Logos Dictionaries to Define Key Terms

Using Logos Dictionaries to Define Key Terms

4m
Views of the Bible

Views of the Bible

8m
Finding Points of Application for Habakkuk

Finding Points of Application for Habakkuk

6m
Listening for the Author

Listening for the Author

5m
Biblical Authors and Their Voices

Biblical Authors and Their Voices

5m
The Communication Model for Interpretation

The Communication Model for Interpretation

5m
Communicative Intention

Communicative Intention

4m

Key Values for Exegesis

Three Ways of Hearing the Author

Three Ways of Hearing the Author

6m
Taking Genre, Literary Context, and Historical Setting Together

Taking Genre, Literary Context, and Historical Setting Together

4m
Definition and Examples

Definition and Examples

4m
Genre as Communication

Genre as Communication

10m
Locating Specific Types of Proverbial Sayings

Locating Specific Types of Proverbial Sayings

4m
Contemporary Examples

Contemporary Examples

8m
Biblical Examples

Biblical Examples

6m

A Closer Look at Genre

Narrative

Narrative

3m
Plot and Theme in Biblical Narrative

Plot and Theme in Biblical Narrative

8m
Authors in Biblical Narrative

Authors in Biblical Narrative

4m
The Purposes of Biblical Narrative

The Purposes of Biblical Narrative

4m
Poetry

Poetry

3m
Parallelism

Parallelism

3m
Discovering Parallelism in the Psalms with the Psalms Explorer

Discovering Parallelism in the Psalms with the Psalms Explorer

5m
Imagery

Imagery

5m
Finding Similes in the Book of Psalms

Finding Similes in the Book of Psalms

5m
The Purposes of Biblical Poetry

The Purposes of Biblical Poetry

7m
Epistle or Letter

Epistle or Letter

3m
The Form of First-Century Letters

The Form of First-Century Letters

8m
Studying New Testament Letter Introductions with Literary Type Searches

Studying New Testament Letter Introductions with Literary Type Searches

5m
The Occasion of Letters

The Occasion of Letters

6m
Researching the Purpose of Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Researching the Purpose of Paul’s Letter to the Romans

5m
The Rhetorical Flow of a Letter

The Rhetorical Flow of a Letter

6m
Following the Rhetorical Flow of a Letter

Following the Rhetorical Flow of a Letter

8m
Discovering the Purpose of Key Clauses in 1 Thessalonians 4:1–6

Discovering the Purpose of Key Clauses in 1 Thessalonians 4:1–6

4m
The Purposes of Letters

The Purposes of Letters

6m
Other Genres: Law

Other Genres: Law

5m
Other Genres: Apocalyptic

Other Genres: Apocalyptic

5m

A Closer Look at Literary Context

Historic Practices of the Church and the Academy

Historic Practices of the Church and the Academy

5m
The Value of Reading Books as Wholes

The Value of Reading Books as Wholes

4m
How to Read Biblical Books as Wholes

How to Read Biblical Books as Wholes

7m
Exploring Outlines of Ruth with the Bible Outline Browser

Exploring Outlines of Ruth with the Bible Outline Browser

5m
An Example from John

An Example from John

8m
An Example from Matthew

An Example from Matthew

7m
An Example from 1 Peter

An Example from 1 Peter

7m

A Closer Look at Historical Setting

Context

Context

5m
The Original Audience

The Original Audience

7m
Old Testament: The Ancient Near East

Old Testament: The Ancient Near East

6m
New Testament: The Graeco-Roman World

New Testament: The Graeco-Roman World

7m
New Testament: The Jewish Context

New Testament: The Jewish Context

11m
Discovering Ancient Sources that Discuss Temple

Discovering Ancient Sources that Discuss Temple

5m
Study Tools for Historical Setting

Study Tools for Historical Setting

5m
Old Testament Example: Jonah and Assyria

Old Testament Example: Jonah and Assyria

3m
New Testament Example: 1 Peter and the Graeco-Roman World

New Testament Example: 1 Peter and the Graeco-Roman World

7m

Putting It All Together

Genre, Literary Context, and Historical Setting

Genre, Literary Context, and Historical Setting

2m
The Genre of Ruth 1:16–17

The Genre of Ruth 1:16–17

5m
The Literary Context and Historical Setting of Ruth 1:16–17

The Literary Context and Historical Setting of Ruth 1:16–17

6m
The Genre of Philippians

The Genre of Philippians

3m
The Literary Context of Philippians

The Literary Context of Philippians

3m
The Historical Setting of Philippians

The Historical Setting of Philippians

6m
Study Tools

Study Tools

4m

Presuppositions in Biblical Interpretation

Points of Reference

Points of Reference

3m
Assumptions

Assumptions

7m
Getting a Sense of Our Own Presuppositions

Getting a Sense of Our Own Presuppositions

7m
Engaging the Text

Engaging the Text

6m

Conclusion

Awareness of What We Bring

Awareness of What We Bring

4m