BIBLICAL INSPIRATION Dennis Raymond P. Maturan De La Salle - College of  St. Benilde 2011
What is Biblical Inspiration? <ul><li>The mysterious working together of God and man, of divine grace liberty, in the comp...
What is Biblical Inspiration? <ul><li>That God is the Author of the Sacred Books using the agency of men to produce what H...
What is Biblical Inspiration? <ul><li>The special influence of the Holy Spirit on the writers of Sacred Scripture, in virt...
What is Biblical Inspiration? <ul><li>writer is subordinate author, making use of his nature and temperament, without viol...
Is Divine Inspiration Divine Dictation? <ul><li>Inspiration does not mean that every word in the Bible was dictated by the...
How Did God Inspire the Sacred Writers? <ul><li>God so influenced the minds of the sacred writers that they first rightly ...
How Did God Inspire the Sacred Writers? <ul><li>He also influenced their wills that they determined faithfully to write do...
Can the Bible Contain Errors? <ul><li>What is said about inerrancy of the Bible refers only to the original text of the in...
Can the Bible Contain Errors? <ul><li>However, unless there is a divinely appointed guardian of the sacred text (which is ...
How do we Scientifically Study the Bible? <ul><li>Hermeneutics  (Greek:  hermeneus  = interpreter) </li></ul><ul><li>The a...
How do we Scientifically Study the Bible? <ul><li>The science of interpreting the meaning and true sense of the books and ...
How do we Scientifically Study the Bible? <ul><li>It defines the laws that exegetes are to follow in order to determine an...
How do we Scientifically Study the Bible? <ul><li>2 )  Exegesis  (exegete = translator) </li></ul><ul><li>It is the study ...
How do we Scientifically Study the Bible? <ul><li>In general, it seeks through tradition, archaeology, history and critici...
How do we Scientifically Study the Bible? <ul><li>In particular, it concerns itself with the various senses of Scripture, ...
Biblical Literary Forms and Criticism <ul><li>Factors scholars must examine are: </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions of the autho...
Biblical Literary Forms and Criticism <ul><li>e. The  Welt Anschauung , the  Sitz Im Leiben  and the  Heilige Geschichte  ...
Biblical Literary Genres <ul><li>1.  The Parables  – short fictitious narrative stories where spiritual or moral truth is ...
Biblical Literary Forms and Criticism <ul><li>3.  The Beast Fable  – those forms found in Gen. 3:1-15, Nb. 22:1-21, etc. <...
Biblical Literary Forms and Criticism <ul><li>5.  The Problem Story  – racial and intermarriage issue such as found in the...
Revelation According to Vatican II’s  Dei Verbum <ul><li>Dei Verbum  – The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation of T...
Revelation According to Vatican II’s  Dei Verbum <ul><li>Verbum Dei’s five sections treat of: </li></ul><ul><li>The transm...
Revelation According to Vatican II’s  Dei Verbum <ul><li>3.  Sacred Scripture as God’s inspired Word to be interpreted und...
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B I B S T U D Lesson 02 B I B L I C A L I N S P I R A T I O N ( Simplified)

  1. 1. BIBLICAL INSPIRATION Dennis Raymond P. Maturan De La Salle - College of St. Benilde 2011
  2. 2. What is Biblical Inspiration? <ul><li>The mysterious working together of God and man, of divine grace liberty, in the composition of the books of the Bible, through divine impulse and direction. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Biblical Inspiration? <ul><li>That God is the Author of the Sacred Books using the agency of men to produce what He wished to be written and placing in the Scriptures the contents that He wished men to have. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Biblical Inspiration? <ul><li>The special influence of the Holy Spirit on the writers of Sacred Scripture, in virtue of which God Himself becomes the principal author of the books written and the sacred </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Biblical Inspiration? <ul><li>writer is subordinate author, making use of his nature and temperament, without violence to the free and natural activities of his or her human faculties. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Is Divine Inspiration Divine Dictation? <ul><li>Inspiration does not mean that every word in the Bible was dictated by the Holy Spirit which would make man a mere “amanuensis” but he made room for His personal style, language and mental individuality. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How Did God Inspire the Sacred Writers? <ul><li>God so influenced the minds of the sacred writers that they first rightly understood all, and only, the things that He wanted written. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How Did God Inspire the Sacred Writers? <ul><li>He also influenced their wills that they determined faithfully to write down these things. </li></ul><ul><li>He influenced them that they aptly and inerrantly expressed these things in writing. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Can the Bible Contain Errors? <ul><li>What is said about inerrancy of the Bible refers only to the original text of the inspired writings and not to those which were later copied from the original texts. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Can the Bible Contain Errors? <ul><li>However, unless there is a divinely appointed guardian of the sacred text (which is the Sacred Magisterium), there is no positive assurance in the course of time that it would not be badly corrupted even in very important matters. </li></ul>
  11. 11. How do we Scientifically Study the Bible? <ul><li>Hermeneutics (Greek: hermeneus = interpreter) </li></ul><ul><li>The art and science of interpreting the Sacred Scriptures and if inquiring into their true meaning. </li></ul>
  12. 12. How do we Scientifically Study the Bible? <ul><li>The science of interpreting the meaning and true sense of the books and texts of Scripture in accordance with the principles of exegesis. </li></ul>
  13. 13. How do we Scientifically Study the Bible? <ul><li>It defines the laws that exegetes are to follow in order to determine and explain the sense of the revealed Word of God. </li></ul>
  14. 14. How do we Scientifically Study the Bible? <ul><li>2 ) Exegesis (exegete = translator) </li></ul><ul><li>It is the study whereby the investigation and exposition of Sacred Scripture is presented for proper translation from the original texts. </li></ul>
  15. 15. How do we Scientifically Study the Bible? <ul><li>In general, it seeks through tradition, archaeology, history and criticism, to expound the true meaning of the Bible. </li></ul>
  16. 16. How do we Scientifically Study the Bible? <ul><li>In particular, it concerns itself with the various senses of Scripture, the literal, spiritual senses, and the accommodation of Scripture. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Biblical Literary Forms and Criticism <ul><li>Factors scholars must examine are: </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions of the author. </li></ul><ul><li>The literary Style. </li></ul><ul><li>The milieu in which the writing was done. </li></ul><ul><li>The cultural and ethnic surroundings </li></ul>
  18. 18. Biblical Literary Forms and Criticism <ul><li>e. The Welt Anschauung , the Sitz Im Leiben and the Heilige Geschichte of those times. </li></ul><ul><li>i. The literary genres or forms </li></ul>
  19. 19. Biblical Literary Genres <ul><li>1. The Parables – short fictitious narrative stories where spiritual or moral truth is drawn. </li></ul><ul><li>2. The Allegories – a figurative story with a veiled meaning. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Biblical Literary Forms and Criticism <ul><li>3. The Beast Fable – those forms found in Gen. 3:1-15, Nb. 22:1-21, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>4. The Short Story and Historical Novel – the core of these stories are historical although the writer did not intend to write history but simply uses traditions and fashions to bring out a religious lesson. (Gen. 37-50, etc.). </li></ul>
  21. 21. Biblical Literary Forms and Criticism <ul><li>5. The Problem Story – racial and intermarriage issue such as found in the Book of Ruth. </li></ul><ul><li>6. The Speech as Literary Device – those of King Solomon and St. Paul as found in the Book of Kings and Epistles showing the moral authority of the biblical person. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Revelation According to Vatican II’s Dei Verbum <ul><li>Dei Verbum – The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation of The Second Vatican Council (Vat. II) promulgated on November 18, 1965. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Revelation According to Vatican II’s Dei Verbum <ul><li>Verbum Dei’s five sections treat of: </li></ul><ul><li>The transmission of Divine Revelation through the faith of believers and the custody of the Church. </li></ul><ul><li>b. Divine Revelation itself. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Revelation According to Vatican II’s Dei Verbum <ul><li>3. Sacred Scripture as God’s inspired Word to be interpreted under the Church’s guidance. </li></ul><ul><li>4. The Old Testament as fulfilled in and also shedding light on the New Testament as the completion of God’s self disclosure. </li></ul><ul><li>5. The importance of Sacred Scripture in the life of the Church. </li></ul>

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