Hermeneutics II - Chapter 2

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Hermeneutics II - Chapter 2

Quiz, Chapter 2 - Understanding Your Bible, David K. Bernard


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  • 1. 
    The allegorical method of translation seeks to...
    • A. 

      Distort historical facts and shape them to one's point of view

    • B. 

      Find poetic rhythm in every passage

    • C. 

      Find a hidden, “spiritual” meaning beneath the apparent one

    • D. 

      Translate word-for-word and phrase-for-phrase

  • 2. 
    The term sensus plenior means that ...
    • A. 

      There can be a fuller meaning, or sense, to a text

    • B. 

      A particular doctrine makes a lot of sense

    • C. 

      One has been illumined by the Spirit

    • D. 

      the text is not part of the Canon of Scripture

  • 3. 
    The “Hermeneutical Spiral” involves approaching the Bible with an attitude of learning and allowing the Bible to inform and correct our beliefs, getting progressively closer to an accurate understanding as we continue to compare our understanding with the text.     
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The three elements involved in the interpretation of a written text are...
    • A. 

      Illumination, exegesis, and exposition

    • B. 

      Intellect, grammar, history

    • C. 

      Body, soul, and spirit

    • D. 

      The author, the text itself, and the reader

  • 5. 
    Eisegesis means...
    • A. 

      Easy believism

    • B. 

      Putting meaning into the text

    • C. 

      Rightly dividing the Word

    • D. 

      Literal translation

  • 6. 
    Exposition means...
    • A. 

      To paraphrase a text

    • B. 

      To allegorize a text

    • C. 

      Applying the text and its meaning to men and women today

    • D. 

      Exposing our minds to new thoughts

  • 7. 
    Exegesis means...
    • A. 

      To bring the correct meaning out of the text

    • B. 

      To depart from correct methods of interpretation

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Postmodernism, in its ultimate form, holds that there is no such thing as absolute truth, and that the reader is integrally involved in the formation of meaning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The proper basis for exposition is...
    • A. 

      Paraphrasing

    • B. 

      Interpreting

    • C. 

      Exegesis

    • D. 

      Eisegesis

  • 10. 
    The only reliable method of interpreting Scripture is the grammatical-historical method.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False