SMU OT 6301 - Interpretation of the Old Testament (4 pages)

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Southern Methodist University
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Ot 6301 - Interpretation of the Old Testament I

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Notes for Interpretation of the Old Testament First Lecture Old Testament Interpretation Prayer Psa 119 1 8 Review of syllabus What we will not be doing how to use the Bible in preaching sermons how to come up with quick and easy Sunday School lessons Finding out how to apply the Bible to situations 1 Apply is too crude a concept Band Aid Cheese Spackling 2 Assumes that it is the situation that is ultimately what is important WRONG 3 Puts me at the center of the process my context and desires and understandings and beliefs and presuppositions and needs and wants constitute the reason why the Bible was written WRONG a Perhaps instead of applying Scripture to our situation we should apply ourselves to the Scriptures more on that later What will we be doing 1 Interpretation of the 2 Old Testament What is the Old Testament First part of the Bible Called hai graphai the Writings or Scriptures in the NT Called Hebrew Bible Hebrew Scriptures First Testament Jewish Scriptures those names or Old Testament by me Not Old Bad New Good Anthology Collection of Writings that have some sort of center Collection of writings that date to somewhere 1300 years Longest continuous intellectual tradition in the West The Interpretive traditions were well underway during the time of Homer Great classic of 3 major faiths The central text for this class explain What is Interpretation That is the real question isn t it This class is not titled Old Testament Survey or Old Testament Introduction for a reason Not simply a review of basic facts of the Bible nor an overview of historical facts and figures of the text and the communities that shaped it We are interested in aiding interpretation To interpret is a verb it is something you have to do this class is more like vocational education than it is like a literature class Considering how we do something How we read words on a page and make sense out of them how we find meaning in and through them The Bible because of its importance its messages



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