Topic Six The Writings

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Topic Six The Writings

  1. 1. BIBS 215The Bible & Religious Education
  2. 2. The Writings
  3. 3. Writing
  4. 4. Paragraphing ...One main idea per paragraph
  5. 5. Paragraphing ... Layout options
  6. 6. Layout ... 1.5 or double spaceHeadings NOT on bottom of page
  7. 7. Apostrophes ...
  8. 8. Apostrophes ... Rule #1 plurals do NOT have apostrophes as a right!
  9. 9. Apostrophes ... Rule #2 verbs do NOT have apostrophes as a right! Mum lets us go into town Moses sees a burning bush
  10. 10. Apostrophes ... Rule #3 contractions DO have apostrophes I will = I’ll let us = let’s it is = it’s
  11. 11. Apostrophes ... NB: It’s Not THAT Tricky!! (1) it’s = it is It’s a sunny day (2) its = possession The cat lost its tail
  12. 12. Apostrophes ...
  13. 13. Apostrophes ... Rule #3 Possession is the KEY!! (1) singular: God’s promises = the promises of God Moses’ parents = the parents of Moses
  14. 14. Apostrophes ... Possession is the KEY!! (2) plural: the gods’ promises = the promises of the gods my children’s gifts = the gifts of my children
  15. 15. Apostrophes ...SUMMARY:To make the word possessive you add ‘schild = child’sGod = God’sMoses = Moses’s = Moses’
  16. 16. Apostrophes ...Just note that for plurals ...FIRST you make the word plural, THEN possessive(1) pluralchild = childrengod = gods(2) possessive (add ‘s)children’sgods’s = gods’
  17. 17. The Writings
  18. 18. Canon
  19. 19. Canon
  20. 20. But the divisions are not so absolute ... The Writings(1) some psalms are wisdom psalms(2) some parts of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes arewritten in poetry(3) Song of Songs could be “lyric wisdom”(4) some parts of other books have these genre eg. Miriam’s song (Ex 15)
  21. 21. What is it aboutpoetry and wisdom that is special?
  22. 22. What is it aboutpoetry and wisdom that is special?
  23. 23. What is it about poetry and wisdom that is special? The Writings They give us insight into life ...... into the feelings and experiences of others... into their response to the Law or events ... record their failure, struggles, despair and also celebrations, praise and success
  24. 24. POETRY Psalms Song of Songs (Solomon) The Writings Lamentations +In narratives eg. Ex 15, Judges 5 and Prophets eg Amos
  25. 25. POETRY(1) Rhythm (in Hebrew)(2) Parallelism (eg. Ps 8.3-4, 29.1) The Writings(3) Poetic Forms such as Chiasm (A B C B A) Isaiah 6.10 or Acrostic (Ps 119)(4) Imagery such as similes and metaphors (eg.Ps 19.5 or Job 38.8-11
  26. 26. POETRY - Psalms(1) Different Types of Psalmseg Lament, Praise, Wisdom, The WritingsRoyal, Thanksgiving ...(2) Different Authorseg. David, Sons of Korah, Asaph, Moses ...
  27. 27. POETRY - Psalms(3) Different Contexts The Writingseg. events in David’s life, worship of the people(eg psalms of ascent)(4) Musical Informationeg. instruments or tunes or the term “selah” (?)
  28. 28. The Psalms
  29. 29. WISDOM Proverbs, Job Ecclesiastes Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach The Writings +In narratives eg. Judges 14.12ff, 1 Samuel 24.13,2 Samuel 12, and Psalms eg. 1
  30. 30. WISDOMUnder King Solomon 10th C BCE The Writings 2 Chronicles 1 1 Kings 3.16-28
  31. 31. WISDOMDon’t take out of context The Writingsor take only ONE saying/proverb!eg. Proverbs 10.22 & 18.23 Job 17.15-16 & 42.10
  32. 32. Proverbs

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