Dusting Off The Good Book: Interpreting the Bible and Its Literature
Life Together at Crosspoint Church, Lynnwood, Wa. - Fall 2008
Taught by Barry McWilliams
Dusting off the Good Book: A Survey of the Bible's Literature with Some Principles for Interpretation.
I hope this will be a "forest and the trees" introduction for getting into God's Word and understanding it better. I will spend three weeks in an overview of Basic Bible interpretive principles, including the historical and doctrinal contexts of the Bible; then nine weeks looking at various genre of the literature of the Bible: Epistles, Narratives, Gospels, Jesus' teaching and His Parables, Biblical Poetry: Psalms, and the Wisdom Books, Law, Prophets, and Biblical Symbolism: Types and the Revelation. I will have some helpful handouts each week as well as web resources linked to a web page.
Part 1: Basic Principles for Interpretation
September 14th Introduction (What is a "Forest and the Trees" approach) 7 Principles For a Confident Understanding of the Bible