Free Online Bible Classes | The Importance of Context

Lecture 1: The Importance of Context

Please Log in to Attend this Lecture

Please log into your free account so you can attend this lecture.

Create account    Login

Lesson

When reading the Bible, there is a danger of reading our own ideas into the text and assuming they are there. A text without a context is a pretext for whatever you want it to mean.

Outline

The Importance of Context

I. The Importance of Context

A. Oral Context

1. Predominantly an oral culture

2. Early leaders of Christianity were literate

3. Words from a deity were viewed as having inherent power

4. Problems in dealing with oral texts

5. Comparing translations

B. Social context

A. Oral Context

1. Honor and shame

2. Reciprocity

3. Limited good

Biblical Training

The BiblicalTraining app gives you access to 2,100 hours of instruction (129 classes and seminars). Stream the classes, or download and listen to them offline. Share classes via social media, email, and more.