09 September 2014

Context in Bible Study

Examining the verse:
  • Instant: the entire verse; 
  • Near Immediate: preceding and following verse;
  • Distant Immediate: the entire Pericope;
  • Near Distant: the entire chapter;
  • Intermediate Distant: the entire book;
  • Far Distant: The set of books:
    1. Torah;
    2. Poetry;
    3. Major Prophets;
    4. Minor Prophets;
    5. History;
    6. Gospels;
    7. Pauline Epistles;
    8. Catholic Epistles;
    9. Prophecy;
  • The Testament: 
    1. The Tanakh;
    2. The New Testament;
    3. The Anagignoskomena;
  • The Bible: the entire canon:
    1. The Muslim Canon;
    2. The Restoration Movement Canon;
    3. The Protestant Canon;
    4. The Catholic Canon;
    5. The Lutheran Canon;
    6. The Anglican Canon;
    7. The Orthodox Christian Canon;
    8. The Oriental Christian Canon;
    9. The non-Chalcedonian Canon;

Bible study that ignores each of these types of context, is Bible study as pretext.
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