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Hermeneutics for Historical Narrative (Part 2)

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Lesson

Supernaturalists believe that the miracles the Gospel writers recorded were supernatural events. The rationalists believe that either the Gospel writers knew that miracles did not take place, but they were accommodating their readers who did believe in miracles, or that they really believed them but they were just myths. This would require the Gospel writers to be liars or not very smart, neither of which seem consistent with the care and precision with which the Gospels were written. When you are preaching a narrative passage, it's important to include the whole context when you are interpreting the meaning of the events.

Outline

HERMENEUTICS FOR HISTORICAL NARRATIVE (PART 2)

I. Interpretive Methods

A. Supernaturalists

B. Non-supernaturalists (naturalists)

1. Rationalists

2. Accommodationists

3. Mythical approach

II. CLUES TO INTERPRETING HISTORICAL NARRATIVE

A. Context

B. Authorial Comments

1. 1 Kings 15:5

2. 1 Kings 22:43

C. Repetition

1. Israel’s cyclical experience of rebellion, retribution, repentance, and restoration

2. The absence of leadership (See 17:6, 18:1, 19:1, 21:25)

D. Authoritative Speakers

E. Direct discourse