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The Lost World of Scripture

The Lost World of Scripture

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Walton and Sandy summarize what we know of orality and oral tradition as well as the composition and transmission of texts in the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world, and how this shapes our understanding of the Old and New Testaments. The authors provide a helpful model for understanding the reliability of Scripture

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About "The Lost World of Scripture"

Walton and Sandy summarize what we know of orality and oral tradition as well as the composition and transmission of texts in the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world, and how this shapes our understanding of the Old and New Testaments. The authors provide a helpful model for understanding the reliability of Scripture
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Meet the Authors

D Brent Sandy

D. Brent Sandy (PhD, Duke University) is professor and chair of the department of religious studies at Grace College (Winona Lake, Indiana). He has written two books on Old Testament interpretation, Cracking Old Testament Codes: A Guide to Interpreting the Literary Genres of the Old Testament (co-editor) and Plowshares and Pruning Hooks: Rethinking the Language of Biblical Prophecy and Apocalyptic.Daniel M. O'Hare is a PhD student (ABD) at the University of Notre Dame.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 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

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 386492
  • Product Code 9780830840328
  • ISBN 083084032X
  • EAN 9780830840328
  • Pages 320
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Dec 2013
  • Sales Rank #58606
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.476kg

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