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Theology: Old Testament and Hebrew Scriptures.: Exegetical Process

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Exegetical Process

 

Exegetical Process

1.

Explore text

2.

Delimit unit / periscope

2.1

Introductory & closing formulas

2.2

Change in time, place, events, characters

2.3

Figures of style

2.4

Literary forms (morphology, syntax)

2.5

Coherent structure

2.6

Coherent content

2.7

Internal cohesion  / binding

3.

Compare translations

4.

Macro-structure (Larger Unit)

5.

Micro-structure (Building blocks)

6.

Literary forms (s)

7.

Life-setting (Sitz im leben)

7.1

Historical setting

7.2

Cultic setting

7.3

Geography

7.4

Cultural historical back ground

8.

History of text

8.1

Redactional history

8.2

Salvation historical traditions / motifs / images

9.

Details analysis

Verse for verse analysis

10.

Read text as whole

10.1

Synthesis

10.2

Meaning in (original /ancient) context (s)

11.

Meaning for now / today