BIBL 104 Discussion 1 Liberty University Answers
Topic: Pulling from our readings in Everyday Bible Study, chapters 6–9, answer 2 of the 3 prompts below (each in 200 words or more). The 2 prompts must total 400 words or more.
Answer the 2 prompts in 2 separate paragraphs, using about 200 words each.
1. Understanding the role of God and man in the writing of Scripture requires grappling with concepts and beliefs that are often difficult to explain. Using what you learned in the reading noted above, explain the key arguments related to,
- Who wrote the Bible?,
- How did God Inspire the Bible?
- What it means when we say the Bible is inerrant?
- Finally, How can we say the Bible is inerrant? (in 200 words or more)
2. Many people today are not familiar with the process related to the completion of the biblical canon. Again, using our class texts, explain and clarify the process (chronologically), noting key dates, persons, and other pertinent data for the discussion. (in 200 words or more)
3. Given the information presented in chapters 8 and 9, how would you answer a friend who suggests that Christians do not know where the Bible came from and that we cannot claim to have the only “word of God” because there are so many different Bibles? (in 200 words or more)
Topic: In the assigned reading related to your Discussion Board Forum, Duvall & Hays discussed the importance of the historical-cultural context (Chapter 5). Throughout the chapter, they identify the key aspects you should consider related to the historical-cultural context when you study Scripture. Pulling specifically from the Duvall & Hays text and synthesizing into your own words, write a 250–300-word response to the 3 prompts below.
Answer the 3 prompts in 3 separate paragraphs, using about 100 words each.
What can happen when people approach the Bible without any concern for the historical-cultural context?
Besides those examples cited in this chapter, please give and explain an example of how understanding the historical-cultural context can shed significant light on the meaning of a specific biblical text. Cite the specific passage you are discussing in your post. (ex. Is. 40:27–30).
For people living in an “instant application” society such as ours, what can persuade them to put forth effort to study the historical-cultural context?