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Hermeneutics for Historical Narrative (Part 1)

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Lesson

You read and interpret a passage that is historical narrative differently than a passage that is prophecy, poetry or a parable. Much of the historical information in the Bible is confirmed by archaeological discoveries including literature from other contemporary cultures. In the 1700's there was a group of scholars that began questioning whether the miraculous events in the Bible were supernatural. They tried to find meaning in the stories without saying that a miracle happened assumed that the real meaning is not the same as the author's literal intention. They did this by finding the meaning of the words, then conducting a historical assessment of what really happened. 

Outline

Hermeneutics for Biblical Narrative

I. Historical Narrative

A. Written as a historical account

B. Change in perspective in the 1700's

C. Meaningfulness in Scripture

1. Know what the author meant

2. Historical assessment