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  • 1. CHAPTER 2 INTRODUCTION TO SACRED SCRIPTURE Ave Maria Press; adapted by AHS JESUS CHRIST: GOD’S REVELATION TO THE WORLD
  • 2. How to Locate and Read Bible References
    • Jn 1:1-18
    • Jn—abbreviated title of the book
    • First number— chapter number; verse number follows the colon (:)
    • Hyphen (-) indicates several chapters or verses
    • Semicolon (;) separates two references; comma (,) separates two verses in the same chapter
  • 3. The Bible Is the Inspired Word of God
    • The Church teaches that:
    • God is the author of the Bible,
    • the Holy Spirit inspired the writers of the sacred books, and
    • the Sacred Scriptures teach the Truth.
  • 4. Vatican II on Sacred Scripture
    • Note the content and unity of the whole Scripture
    • “ Read the Scriptures within ‘the living Tradition of the whole Church’”
    • Pay attention to the “analogy of faith”
  • 5. Literary Forms
    • Identifying the correct literary genre is vitally important in scriptural interpretation.
    • This helps to determine the literal sense of the biblical text.
    • Historical Book
    • Prophecy
    • Poetry
    • Letters
    • Genealogies
    • Miracles stories
    • Parables
  • 6. Different Readings of the Bible
  • 7. The Senses: In Summary
    • Scriptural sense : teaches history; what the words say in a historical context
    • Spiritual Senses-
    • Allegorical sense : teaches what you should believe; what the words means in the larger context of Salvation History
    • Moral sense : teaches what you should do regarding how to live your life
    • Anagogical sense : teaches where you are going; building up the virtue of hope while leading us to Heaven
  • 8. Types of “Criticisms” (not to be understood as a negative word)
    • Historical Criticism —tries to determine the historical context of the biblical text
    • Source Criticism —helps to discover where the biblical authors got their material
    • Form Criticism —involves studying small units of biblical texts to attempt to determine how each book took shape during oral tradition before being written down
    • Redaction Criticism —how the various editors put together their sources and arranged them the way they did