Hermeneutics Presentation Template.001

Tonight was our last Hermeneutics class for NSU. Sigh, lil’ tear.

I had a great time with our class over the last six weeks. I felt like we attempted a pretty daunting task – looking and trying to learn how to interpret all the different genres of the Bible. It was my first time trying to teach all of this material at all. Six weeks were a lot, but I hope that even if we flew through the stuff, you took good notes and can go back for helps when you read different sections of the Bible. The reason we study the Bible is to know it better. We want to know it better to apply it better. And we want to apply it better because we want to love Jesus better.

We also took a final exam. Below are the questions, and then below it are the answers. So don’t cheat. Try and see how many you can get right, then go and check your work. Good luck.

  1. FILL IN THE BLANK: A text cannot mean…
  2. In reading the Bible, we want to find out…
    1. What it means to us
    2. What the pastor thinks it means
    3. The authorial intent
    4. The deep meaning
  3. Place the Interpretive Journey in ORDER (put a 1, 2, 3, or 4 beside each line)
    • Measure the width of the river to cross
    • Grasp the text in our town
    • Grasp the text in their town
    • Cross the connecting bridge
  4. Which one is NOT a type of translation?
    1. Free
    2. Dynamic Equivalent
    3. Word for Word
    4. Literal
  5. The King James Version is the most used due to:
    1. It’s the one Paul read
    2. People prefer the Shakespearean language
    3. The KJV’s copyright ran out
    4. It was the original translation
  6. The Epistles’ order is arranged by:
    1. The size of the book
    2. The author
    3. Both a and b
    4. None of the above
  7. Epistles are called Occasional Documents because:
    1. They were written to culminate a special event
    2. They were meant to be read once
    3. They were read at certain events
    4. They were written due to a specific need
  8. In reading biblical narratives, the top-level refers to:
    1. Individual narratives
    2. Complete universal plan
    3. The plan centering around God’s people
  9. In reading biblical narratives, the middle level refers to:
    1. Individual narratives
    2. Complete universal plan
    3. The plan centering around God’s people
  10. In reading biblical narratives, the bottom level refers to:
    1. Individual narratives
    2. Complete universal plan
    3. The plan centering around God’s people
  11. In reading narratives, how do you know who is the hero or the main character?(SHORT ANSWER)
  12. The Book of Acts is divided by:
    1. The ministries of Peter and Paul
    2. The different house churches
    3. The death of the disciples
    4. The expansion of the gospel
  13. Which Gospel author wrote the shortest book?
    1. Matthew
    2. Mark
    3. Luke
    4. John
  14. Which Gospel author contained a lot of fishing stories?
    1. Matthew
    2. Mark
    3. Luke
    4. John
  15. Which Gospel author was most descriptive of the virgin birth?
    1. Matthew
    2. Mark
    3. Luke
    4. John
  16. Which Gospel author traced Jesus’ genealogy all the way back to Adam?
    1. Matthew
    2. Mark
    3. Luke
    4. John
  17. Which Gospel author tried not to use the name of God?
    1. Matthew
    2. Mark
    3. Luke
    4. John
  18. Which Gospel author was the toughest on Peter’s character?
    1. Matthew
    2. Mark
    3. Luke
    4. John
  19. When God spoke to Moses through the burning bush, he told Moses that his name was:
    1. Elohim
    2. Yahweh
    3. Jehovah
    4. Adonai
  20. What four books contain the Old Testament Law? (SHORT ANSWER)
  21. A prophet’s main job was to:
    1. Preach new messages
    2. Foretell the future
    3. Preach to other nations
    4. Point back to the Law
  22. The name “Jeremiah,” contains what Hebrew word?
    1. Elohim
    2. Yahweh
    3. Jehovah
    4. Adonai
  23. What book in the Bible contains the Antichrist?
    1. Revelation
    2. 1 John
    3. Ezekiel
    4. Daniel

ANSWERS:

  1. What it never meant
  2. 3
  3. 2, 4, 1, 3
  4. 3
  5. 3
  6. 3
  7. 4
  8. 2
  9. 3
  10. 1
  11. God is always the hero and main character of every narrative.
  12. 4
  13. 2
  14. 4
  15. 3
  16. 3
  17. 1
  18. 2
  19. 2
  20. Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
  21. 4
  22. 2
  23. 2
Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.