Project 12

Read chapter 4 of Hermeneutics: Principles and Process of Biblical Interpretation

  1. Define lexical-syntactical?
  2. What are the three general literary forms?  What characterizes each?
  3. What are some of the characteristics of Hebrew Poetry?
  4. Upon what premise is lexical- syntactical analysis founded
  5. Give at least two reasons why contextual analysis is important.
  6. Use your own words to explain the difference between denotation and connotation
  7. List three methods that are useful for uncovering a word’s variety of meanings.
  8. Within a given passage, an author intends only specific denotation.  Describe the five methods useful for discerning the author’s intended denotations.
  9. Why is lexical syntactical analysis needed?
  10. How might you explain the importance of studying Scripture in conceptual units?
  11. What do you see as the usefulness of noting connection words between paragraphs ans sentences?
  12. What do you see as the purpose behind our analysis of Scripture?