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History of Interpretation

  1. What are four types of ancient Jewish exegesis and what person or group is associated with the non-literal types?

  2. What type of exegesis did Jesus usually use?

  3. What about the Jewish way of conflating scriptures seems strange to modern readers?

  4. What about the apostles' way of referring to Old Testament scriptures seems disturbing to modern readers?

  5. In what two ways does Paul use the word "seed"?

  6. What two famous interpreters of scripture were from Alexandria? What method of interpretation did they use?

  7. Do you think that any of Augustine's twelve principles of interpretation are of questionable validity? If so, which ones?

  8. What city from the ancient world was noted for grammatical- historical interpretation? What individual caused it to be brought into disrepute?

  9. What were the four levels of Medieval exegesis?

  10. What two individuals of the Reformation are mostly responsible for calling the use of allegory into question?

  11. The rise of what philosophical position called the scriptures into question?

  12. What was Schleiermacher's view of inspiration?

  13. How was the main question of interpretation changed by liberalism?

  14. What position does neo-orthodoxy occupy in its view of the scriptures?

  15. When did the "new hermeneutic" emerge? Who was the leading biblical scholar advocating the "new hermeneutic"?

  16. What word is used to refer to imparting the reader's meaning into the text?

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