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1 Course 101 Biblical Exegesis I

2 Content and Context

3 We have stated the Exegesis means exposition or explanation. Biblical exegesis is the process which involves the examination of a particular text of scripture in order to properly interpret it. Exegesis is a part of the process of hermeneutics, the science of interpretation that endeavor to discover the historical meaning of the biblical.

4 1. What did the biblical author mean? Meaning what was the content. What is contained in the words themselves? What do the words express? Exegesis therefore answers the following questions: i.e. what is the subject or the topic?

5 Exegesis therefore answers the following question: 2. And also why did the author say what he said? Meaning what was the literary context. What was it that the author intended his original reader to understand? Literal context is primarily concerned with the intentionality of the author messages to the original hearer.

6 Content demands that we study the grammatical meaning of the writing thus driving us the true discovery the meaning of the writing. Context demands the study of the reason behind the author s meaning for the writing thus driving us the historical intent of the author to the original hearer.

7 Question: "Why is it important to study the Bible in context? What is wrong with taking verses out of context?" Answer: It's important to study Bible passages and stories within their context. Taking verses out of context leads to all kinds of error and misunderstanding

8 Understanding context begins with four principles: 1. Literal: Meaning what it says 2. Historical: Or the setting or the events of the story. To whom is it addressed,and how it was understoodat that time 3. Grammatical: The immediate sentence and paragraph withinwhichawordor phraseis found 4. Synthesis: Comparingyour passagewith other parts of Scripturefor a fuller meaning...

9 Context is crucial to biblical exegesis in that it is one of its most important fundamentals. After we account for the literal, historical, and grammatical nature of a passage, we must then focus on the outline and structure of the book, then the chapter, then the paragraph. All of these things refer to "context."

10 Taking phrases and verses out of context always leads to misunderstanding. For instance, taking the phrase "God is love (1 John 4:7-16) out of its context, we might come away thinking that our God loves everything and everyone at all times with a gushing, romantic love.

11 But in its literal and grammatical context, love here (1 John 4:7-16) refers to agape love, the essence of which is sacrifice for the benefit of another, not a sentimental, romantic love. The historical context is also crucial, because John was addressing believers in the first century church and instructing them not on God s love per se, but on how to identify true believers from false professors.

12 True love the sacrificial, beneficial kind is the mark of the true believer (1 John 4:7), those who do not love do not belong to God (1 John 4:8), God loved us before we loved Him (1 John 4:9-10), and all of this is why we should love one another and thereby prove that we are His (1 John 4:11-12).

13 Furthermore, considering the phrase "God is love" in the context of all of Scripture (synthesis) will keep us from coming to the false, and all-too-common, conclusion that God is only love or that His love is greater than all His other attributes, which is simply not the case.

14 We know from many other passages that God is also holy and righteous, faithful and trustworthy, graceful and merciful, kind and compassionate, omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient, and many, many other things. We also know from other passages that God not only loves, but He also hates.

15 The Bible is the Word of God, literally "Godbreathed" (2 Timothy 3:16), and we are commanded to ready, study, and understand it through the use of good Bible study methods and always with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to guide us (1 Corinthians 2:14).

16 Our study is greatly enhanced by maintaining diligence in the use of context because it is quite easy come to wrong conclusions by taking phrases and verses out of context. It is not difficult to point out places that seemingly contradict other portions of Scripture, but if we carefully look at their context and use the entirety of Scripture as a reference, we can understand the meaning of a passage.

17 Context is king context drives us to the true meaning! To ignore context is to put ourselves at a tremendous disadvantage.

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