The Importance of Context (part 2)

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Lesson

Dr. Witherington continues the discussion on the importance of using context in interpretation and walks through the different types of context.

Outline

The Importance of Context (part 2)

4. Spiritual world

a. Jesus refers to Satan as, “the ruler of this world”

b. Jesus was both human and divine

c. Be like Jesus

5. Gender

a. Jesus came to meet our needs

b. Creation

c. Story of Joanna

E. Literary context (Genre)

1. Ancient vs. modern biographies

a. Gender, geography and generation determined your identity at birth

b. How you died revealed your character

c. No physical description of Jesus in the gospels

d. Not as concerned with precise chronology

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