Category - Exploring God through Philosophy

Genesis 4:17-4:26 – Scenes and Transitions

Scenes and Transitions Scenes Intro 1– (4:17) Cayin, building a city, and naming the city after his son, Enoch Intro 2 – (4:18) Generations to Lamech Scene 1 – (4:19-22) Birth of Lamech’s three...

Genesis 3:1-3:24 – Discourse and Dialogue

Discourse and Dialogue Dialogue 1 – Serpent and Woman The first and last word is given by the Serpent. It has control over the conversation.  The Woman’s protest is not strong enough to take control of...

Genesis 3:1-3:24 – Repetition and Pace

Characters Names Serpent Woman Man God Position / Distance & Static / Dynamic Serpent Static – Distance – Center of narrator and audience focus. Affecting change in the situation Woman Static – No...

Genesis 3:1-3:24 – Keywords, Phrases, Wordplay

Keywords, Phrases, Wordplay Wordplay – (3:1) aroom (cunning) – Wordplay with arumeem (naked) in 2:25. Phrases – (3:4) lo moth thimuthoon (you shall surely not die) – Serpent takes the line of...

Genesis 3:1-3:24 – Observations

Observations 3:1 – aroom (cunning) – Wordplay with arumeem (naked) in 2:25. 3:1 – Structure ABXB’A’ – Serpent → was cunning → all the creatures of the field → had made...

Genesis 1:1-2:3 – Scenes and Transitions

Scenes and Transitions Scenes Scene 1 – Original state and God’s movement over creation Scene 2 – The creation cycles Scene 3 – Creation of Man including the unknown “Us” (1:26) and...

Genesis 1:1-2:3 – Discourse and Dialogue

Discourse and Dialogue Discourse 1 (God) – Light Discourse 2 (God) – Firmament to divide the water Discourse 3 (God) – Waters gathered, dry land appears Discourse 4 (God) – Lights in the heaven...

Genesis 1:1-2:3 – Repetition and Pace

Repetition and Pace Repetition – (1:3-1:30) God said “Let there be”…it was so/God [acted]…saw that it was good Repetition – It was good…evening and morning were the Xth day...

Genesis 1:1-2:3 – Observations

Observations 1:1 – beraysheeth (in the beginning)– No definite article. Literal interpretation “in a beginning”. Theologically, acceptable to say “in the beginning”. 1:1 – This...

חסד in Ruth

Introduction Undercurrents ripple through the narrative of Ruth.  The author, in contrast with the majority of the canon, has created a work which uses literary form and technique, rather than direct communication...

The Characterization of the Wicked in Psalm 5

Introduction “Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God…” (Psalm 5:2)  Psalm 5 is a lament of the psalmist to God asking for protection, for guidance and for just punishment upon the...

Translating the Shema

The Shema, the Jewish proclamation of faith in Deuteronomy 6:4-5, has been interpreted in a variety of ways.  In this paper, the four commonly debated interpretations will be assessed resulting in a more precise...

The Meaning and Task of Translation

One of the greatest travesties in Biblical translation extends from the basic belief in Fee’s statement, “The goal of translation is to reproduce the meaning of the text, not the form...

Character Development in Paul’s Shipwreck Saga

Introduction Seemingly out of place among the narrative in Acts, the saga of the shipwreck on the journey to Rome stands alone in its intention.  A scene by scene journey illuminates not only the characterization...

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