Whilst the other two texts established the basisĀ  and history of the Bible, this text briefly explains the historical context and what occurs for each book in the Bible. This allows readers to then understand the historical events that have occurred and build what they read into a relative time, and from there, seek to…

The Law Narratives and reflections on the narratives   The Prophets History and Proclamation   Psalms Building to the climax of the Gospels YOLO section   Accounts of the Life of Jesus The restatement and re-enactment of all that preceded in the Old Testament.   Writings of Jesus’ followers Primarily reflective

Old Testament to New Testament Chronological Subdivisions Books Chapters Verses Old Testament The language in which it is written (Hebrew) supports its purpose (narrative and poetic expression) Pre-Jesus History (BC) Hebrew and Aramaic Narrative New Testament The language is in both the narrative and expository modes allowing for an explanation of the story of Jesus.…

This week we looked at two main texts which sought to explain the integrity and investigate the Bible as literature. Blog PostReading With New Eyes Reading With New Eyes explains that one cannot look a the Bible as a single text, rather than understand the two collections of contexts, the readers, and most importantly, the…

The majority of the New Testament scholars would claim that the evidence for Jesus is beyond doubt. Why then do you think the life of Jesus is often dismissed? Myths, Legends and Rumors Negative reaction Dismissal Association with Old Testament What is your response to the idea that the Bible contains revelation from God? Many…

At the end of each week you will be required to write a reflection on what you have learned from your reading and viewing. The reflection needs to include: A brief summary of the content of your reading and viewing material A comment how this has contributed to your learning A reflection on the importance…

Reading Reading With New Eyes has been interesting, as it seeks to explain how the Bible should be read. This is mainly through understanding the way in which it was written, and why it was written in that way. One feature of the book that I find useful is the clear topics that are discussed,…