Posted: June 14th, 2022

General Characteristics of Letters as they are found in the New Testament

 NOTE: 300 WORDS. Kindly read the instruction well and use the textbooks below.

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Create a thread of at least 300 words.
Support your assertions with at least 4 citations from at least 3 different sources in current Turabian format. Acceptable sources include textbooks, scholarly articles, and ONLINE SOURCES APPROVED BY YOUR INSTRUCTOR.

Consider these questions with the information in your textbooks in mind, but feel free to use other sources as needed to add to the conversation.

THREAD:  What are the general characteristics of letters as they are found in the New Testament? How important for interpretation are the historical and literary contexts for these documents? Why did first century writers employ the genre of letters when writing to other Christians? What specific issues must the interpreter take into consideration in order to discover the main principles of a New Testament letter? Do all the letters of the New Testament follow the same form? If not, give a list of some that do not and define their distinctive elements.

TEXTBOOKS
1) INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION
THIRD EDITION
© 2017 by William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg,
and
Robert L. Hubbard, Jr

2) MISREADING SCRIPTURE WITH WESTERN EYES
Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understanding the Bible
©2012 by Randolph E. Richards
and
Brandon J. O’Brien.

3) GRASPING GOD’S WORD
A Hand-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting and Applying Bible
THIRD EDITION
© 2012 by J. Scott Duvall
And
J. Daniel Hays
 

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