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|All Authors / Contributors:||
John H Walton
|Description:||320 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Part 1. The Old Testament World of Composition and Communication --
Proposition 1: Ancient Near Eastern societies were hearing-dominant and had nothing comparable to authors and books as we know them --
Proposition 2: Expansions and revisions were possible as documents were copied generation after generation and eventually compiled into literary works --
Proposition 3: Effective communication must accommodate to the culture and nature of the audience --
Proposition 4: The Bible contains no new revelation about the workings and understanding of the material world --
Stepping Back and Summing Up: How the composition of the Old Testament may be understood differently in light of what is known of ancient literary culture --
Part 2. The New Testament World of Composition and Communication --
Proposition 5: Much of the literature of the Greco-Roman world retained elements of a hearing-dominant culture --
Proposition 6: Oral and written approaches to literature entail significant differences --
Proposition 7: Greek historians, philosophers, and Jewish rabbis offer instructive examples of ancient oral culture --
Proposition 8: Jesus' world was predominantly non-literate and oral --
Proposition 9: Logos/Word referred to oral communication, not to written texts --
Proposition 10: Jesus proclaimed truth in oral forms and commissioned his followers to do the same --
Proposition 11: Variants were common in the oral texts of Jesus' words and deeds --
Proposition 12: Throughout the New Testament the primary focus was on spoken rather than written words --
Proposition 13: Exact wording was not necessary to preserve and transmit reliable representations of inspired truth --
Stepping Back and Summing Up: How the composition of the New Testament may be understood differently in light of what is known of ancient literary culture --
Part 3. The Biblical World of Literary Genres --
Proposition 14: The Authority of Old Testament narrative literature is more connected to revelation than to history --
Proposition 15: The authority of Old Testament legal literature is more connected to revelation than to law --
Proposition 16: The authority of Old Testament prophetic literature is more connected to revelation than to future-telling --
Proposition 17: The genres of the New Testament are more connected to orality than textuality --
Part 4. Concluding Affirmations on the Origin and Authority of Scripture --
Proposition 18: Scripture confirms its fundamental oral nature --
Proposition 19: Scripture asserts its divine source and illocution --
Proposition 20: Inerrancy has its strengths and weaknesses --
Proposition 21: Belief in authority not only involves what the Bible is but also what we do with it --
Faithful Conclusions for Virtuous Readers
|Responsibility:||John H. Walton and D. Brent Sandy.|
- Bible -- Evidences, authority, etc.
- Bible and tradition.
- Oral communication.
- Oral tradition.
- Transmission of texts.
- Bible / Evidences, authority, etc
- Mündliche Überlieferung.
- Alter Orient.
- Authority -- Religious aspects.
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