RLGN 325 Midterm

Liberty RLGN 325 Midterm Answers

  1. The interpreter should strive to be completely neutral and objective when reading a text.
  2. Often the crucial words in a passage will be the key nouns and/or verbs.
  3. Which of the following kinds of words should be chosen for word studies?
  4. is the term that refers to all of the possible meanings of a word.
  5. A(n)______________is an unusually significant episode that shifts the direction of the story.
  6. Theological principles are always culturally bound.
  7. Which of the following is not something you need to look for when studying paragraphs?
  8. Each passage of Scripture was God’s Word to other people before it became God’s Word to us.
  9. There is always only one way to apply a principle to a real life situation.
  10. The connections between paragraphs and episodes are irrelevant to the study of biblical texts.
  11. The real meaning of a word is found in its original root.
  12. When we disregard literary context, we run the risk of forcing the Bible to say what we want it to say.
  13. You must do a word study on every word in a passage of Scripture in order to really understand the meaning of that passage.
  14. There are no differences in any of the ancient manuscripts of the Bible.
  15. What term refers to all of our preconceived notions and understandings that we bring to the text, which have been formulated, both consciously and subconsciously, before we actually study the text in detail?
  16. What kind of context should be given the highest priority?
  17. There is a river of issues like culture, context, and covenant between the meaning of the Bible for the first century person and the 21st century person.
  18. A word must have the same meaning every time it is used in the Bible.
  19. The authors of the Grasping God’s Word textbook argue that the best Bible to use is the NIV Study Bible.
  20. According to Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible, What theological term describes “a special example, symbol, or picture that God designed beforehand, and that he placed in hisotry at an earlier point in time in order to point forward to a later, larger fulfillment.”
  21. According to Duvall & Hays, you cannot do proper word studies without an intermediate knowledge of Greek and Hebrew.
  22. According to Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible, there is little evidence that the Old Testament looks forward to the arrival of Christ.
  23. Do we discover or determine the meaning of a biblical word?
  24. The background information provided in the Bible itself is enough to understand all of the historical‐cultural context of a specific biblical passage.
  25. Our interpretation of a biblical text can be valid even if it is not consistent with the historical‐cultural context of that text.
  26. According to the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary, the original manuscripts of the the Old Testament were written in:
  27. A word will include all of its potential meanings every time it is used.
  28. “Literary genre” refers to which of the following?
  29. One problem in interpreting the Old Testament comes from the change in covenant between the Old and New Testaments.
  30. According to Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible, which biblical term is defined as “skill in the art of godly living, or more fully, that orientation which allows one to live in harmonious accord with God’s ordering of the world.”
  31. Your preunderstanding of a passage means that you do not need to study that passage because you already understand it.
  32. The best translation would be one which translates literally word for word straight from the original language into English.
  33. When making a translation, which is more important?
  34. A theological principle only applies to certain people in certain ages.
  35. The King James Bible has been revised numerous times since it was first printed.
  36. The differences between the biblical audience and us make it impossible for us to determining the meaning of the text.
  37. According to Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible, the theological ideas and ethical principles of the Pentateuch are not viewed as authoritative by later books of the Bible.
  38. What is the term that refers to units of connected text that are longer than paragraphs?
  39. What must you do before you can determine what a word does mean in a particular context?
  40. Which of the following is not something you should look for when studying sentences?
  41. In chapter nine of Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible, the author discusses the “already but not yet” theme of the New Testament. What does the author mean by this phrase? How does an understanding of this idea help you to understand and communicate passages in the New Testament? In two or more paragraphs, explain your answer and provide biblical examples.
  42. In two or more paragraphs, discuss the section titled “The Old Testament as Christian Scripture” at the end of chapter one in Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible. What does the author mean by the terms “continuity” and “discontinuity”? Do you agree? Explain your answer and provide biblical examples.
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