7 Reasons to Study the Cultural Backgrounds of the Bible

Posted May 18, 2019 1:25 am by Steve Ray

7 Reasons to Study the Cultural Backgrounds of the Bible

7 Reasons to Study the Cultural Backgrounds of the Bible
Posted by Cierra Klatt on 09/06/2017 in Olive Tree Blog
1. Understand the audience: Grasping the original audience’s perspective helps us understand the setting to which the inspired authors communicated their message.
2. Understand how the text communicates: A text is ideas linked by threads of writing. Each phrase and each word communicates by the ideas and thoughts that they will trigger in the reader or hearer.
3. Biblical writers made assumptions: Biblical writers normally could take for granted that their audiences shared their language and culture; some matters, therefore, they assumed rather than stated. Think about what happens when later

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