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Title The Lost World of Scripture : Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority.
Imprint Westmont : InterVarsity Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (323 pages)
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Subject Bible -- Evidences, authority, etc.
Bible and tradition.
Oral communication.
Oral tradition.
Transmission of texts.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; 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 WorldStepping Back and Summing Up ; 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 TextsProposition 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, Spoken Words Rather Than Written Words Were the Primary Focus; Proposition 13: Exact Wording Was Not Necessary to Preserve and Transmit Reliable Representations of Inspired Truth; Stepping Back and Summing Up; Part 3: The Biblical World of Literary Genres.
Proposition 14: The Authority of Old Testament Narrative Literature Is More Connected to Revelation Than to HistoryProposition 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: Affirmations About the Origin of Scripture Confirm Its Fundamental Oral NatureProposition 19: Affirmations About the Authority of Scripture Assert Its Divine Source and Illocution; Proposition 20: Inerrancy Has Essential Roles and Limitations; Proposition 21: Belief in Authority Not Only Involves What the Bible Is but Also What We Do with It; Faithful Conclusions for Virtuous Readers; About the Authors; More Titles from InterVarsity Press.
Summary 2014 Readers' Choice Awards Honorable MentionPreaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Scripture/Hermeneutics)From John H. Walton, author of the bestselling Lost World of Genesis One, and D. Brent Sandy, author of Plowshares and Pruning Hooks, comes a detailed look at the origins of scriptural authority in ancient oral cultures and how they inform our understanding of the Old and New Testaments today. Stemming from questions about scriptural inerrancy, inspiration and oral transmission of ideas, The Lost World of Scripture examines the process by which the Bible has com.
Other Author Sandy, Brent.
Other Title Print version: Walton, John H. Lost World of Scripture : Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority. Westmont : InterVarsity Press, ©2013 9780830840328