Quiz On Approaches To Bible Study

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  • 1. 

    How should we approach the Bible so that we may better understand its meaning for us? We need to have a methodology where “the word of God may become more and more the spiritual nourishment of the members of the people of God, the source for them of a life of faith_______, hope.

    • A.

      Love

    Correct Answer
    A. Love
    Explanation
    To better understand the meaning of the Bible for us, we should approach it with love. This means reading and studying the scriptures with a genuine desire to connect with God and to grow in our faith. Love allows us to approach the Bible with an open heart and mind, seeking to apply its teachings in our daily lives. By approaching the Bible with love, we can receive spiritual nourishment and find hope in its message.

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  • 2. 

    There are different approaches to the Bible because of personal interests. They could have identified from the extreme right to the extreme left.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the different approaches to the Bible are solely based on personal interests and can range from extreme right to extreme left. However, this is not entirely true. While personal interests can influence one's interpretation of the Bible, there are also other factors such as cultural, historical, and theological contexts that shape different approaches to the Bible. Therefore, the statement is false as it oversimplifies the complexity of biblical interpretation.

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  • 3. 

    __________ - It starts from the principle that the Bible, being the word of God, inspired and free from error, should be read and interpreted literally in all its details.

    • A.

      Fundamentalism

    Correct Answer
    A. Fundamentalism
    Explanation
    Fundamentalism is the correct answer because it is a religious movement that believes in the literal interpretation of religious texts, in this case, the Bible. This movement holds the belief that the Bible is the word of God and is free from error, therefore it should be read and understood exactly as it is written, without any metaphorical or symbolic interpretations. This approach emphasizes the importance of adhering strictly to the teachings and doctrines outlined in the religious text.

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  • 4. 

    __________ - This approach considers the Bible as a collection of fairy tales. It has little or no significance for educated people. There is simply no faith.

    • A.

      Mythological

    Correct Answer
    A. Mythological
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that the approach being described views the Bible as a collection of fairy tales, which are often considered to be mythological stories. According to this perspective, the Bible is seen as having little or no significance for educated individuals, as it lacks faith. Therefore, the term "mythological" accurately describes this viewpoint.

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  • 5. 

    ________ - is particularly attentive to the historical development of the texts and the traditions across the passage of time.

    • A.

      Diachronic approach

    Correct Answer
    A. Diachronic approach
    Explanation
    The term "diachronic approach" refers to a method of studying texts and traditions that focuses on their historical development over time. This approach involves analyzing how these texts and traditions have evolved and changed throughout history, taking into account various factors such as cultural, social, and political influences. By adopting a diachronic approach, scholars can gain a deeper understanding of the context and significance of these texts and traditions, as well as their impact on subsequent generations.

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  • 6. 

    __________ - pays attention to the final form of the text as it appears to us today, without any particular interest for what would literally stand “behind” the texts.

    • A.

      Synchronic Approach

    Correct Answer
    A. Synchronic Approach
    Explanation
    The synchronic approach focuses on analyzing the final form of the text as it exists in the present, without delving into the historical or cultural context that may have influenced its creation. This approach is not concerned with understanding the origins or underlying meanings of the text, but rather with examining its structure, language, and style as they are presented to us today. It emphasizes studying the text in isolation, without considering external factors that may have shaped its content.

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  • 7. 

    Exegesis (Greek word “__________” meaning “to draw out”)

    • A.

      Exegeisthai

    Correct Answer
    A. Exegeisthai
    Explanation
    The Greek word "Exegesis" is derived from the word "exegeisthai" which means "to draw out." This suggests that the correct answer is "exegeisthai" as it directly corresponds to the meaning of "Exegesis."

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  • 8. 

    __________ - (Greek word “hermeneuein” meaning “to explain” ) is the theory of reading, interpreting and understanding of a text whether written or serving as document of life.

    • A.

      Hermeneutics

    Correct Answer
    A. Hermeneutics
    Explanation
    Hermeneutics is the theory and practice of interpreting and understanding texts, whether they are written documents or records of life experiences. The term "hermeneutics" is derived from the Greek word "hermeneuein," which means "to explain." This theory involves analyzing and interpreting the meaning, context, and intention behind a text in order to gain a deeper understanding of it. Hermeneutics is a fundamental aspect of literary and cultural studies, as it allows for the exploration and interpretation of various texts and their significance.

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  • 9. 

    Applied to the Biblical text, hermeneutics covers the entire process of biblical interpretation. Traditionally, interpretation takes three forms: speaking, __________ and explaining.

    • A.

      Translating

    Correct Answer
    A. Translating
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "translating". In the context of hermeneutics applied to the Biblical text, translating refers to the process of converting the original language of the text into another language, making it accessible to a wider audience. This is an essential part of biblical interpretation as it allows for the understanding and communication of the text across different cultures and languages.

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  • 10. 

    The German philosopher Gadamer explains the interpretative process in terms of the interplay of the world behind the text, the world of the text, and the world before the text. 1. The world behind the text (the world of the__________) views the text as a window, a source of information about the author, the addresses and the world in which they lived and everything the gave rise to the text.

    • A.

      author

    Correct Answer
    A. author
    Explanation
    The world behind the text, also known as the world of the author, refers to the context and background of the author's life and experiences. According to Gadamer, this aspect of interpretation views the text as a window into the author's thoughts, intentions, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote. By understanding the author's background, readers can gain insights into the meaning and purpose of the text.

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  • 11. 

    3. The world before the text (the __________) concerns the world of meaning that the text generates.

    • A.

      Reader

    Correct Answer
    A. Reader
    Explanation
    The world before the text refers to the reader's understanding and interpretation of the text. It is the world of meaning that the reader creates based on their own experiences, knowledge, and perspective. The reader brings their own understanding and context to the text, which shapes their interpretation of it. Therefore, the reader plays a crucial role in generating the meaning of the text.

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  • 12. 

    Exegesis is a method or process of drawing out the meaning of a given text, i.e., the original intention of the writer, and the meaning the passage would have held for the readers it was first intended.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    Exegesis is indeed a method or process used to uncover the meaning of a text by understanding the original intention of the writer and the significance it held for the intended readers. It involves analyzing the historical, cultural, and linguistic context to interpret the text accurately. Therefore, the statement "Exegesis is a method or process of drawing out the meaning of a given text, i.e., the original intention of the writer, and the meaning the passage would have held for the readers it was first intended" is true.

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  • 13. 

    It deals primarily with the manuscripts and is task to ascertain the original text or the variant reading that is closest to the original form and the different variations presented by the manuscript.

    • A.

      Redaction Criticism

    • B.

      Historical Criticism

    • C.

      Textual Criticism

    • D.

      Source Criticism

    • E.

      Form Criticism

    Correct Answer
    C. Textual Criticism
    Explanation
    Textual Criticism is the correct answer because it involves the examination of ancient manuscripts in order to determine the most accurate or original version of a text. This process includes comparing different versions of the same text and identifying any variations or errors that may have occurred during the copying process. Textual critics use various methods and techniques to analyze the manuscripts and make judgments about the original form of the text. This field of study is important for understanding the transmission and accuracy of ancient texts.

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  • 14. 

    It involves the reading of the text in the light of oppressive structures of patriarchal society. It is used to facilitate a better understanding of what is to be interpreted and to arrive at a unity of truth.

    • A.

      Literary Criticism

    • B.

      Feminist

    • C.

      Historical Criticism

    • D.

      Form Criticism

    • E.

      Source Criticism

    Correct Answer
    B. Feminist
    Explanation
    Feminist literary criticism involves analyzing texts through the lens of patriarchal oppression in society. It aims to understand and interpret literature in a way that highlights gender inequalities and challenges traditional gender roles. This approach helps to uncover hidden meanings and themes related to women's experiences, power dynamics, and the impact of gender on the text. By using feminist literary criticism, readers can gain a deeper understanding of the social and cultural contexts in which the text was written and how it reflects or challenges societal norms and expectations.

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  • 15. 

    It gives attention to the parallels in contemporary literature and the religious environment. This means that the religious and political structures, laws, and everyday life of the ancient Near East should be seriously taken into consideration in order to understand the world of the Bible. For example, the prayer “Our Father” has been transmitted to Christian believers in two different forms – one in Matthew 6:9-13 which is a longer form and the other version in Luke 11:2-2 which is a shorter one. Historical criticism seeks to determine which form is more likely the words used by Jesus himself.

    • A.

      Form Criticism

    • B.

      Literary Criticism

    • C.

      Redaction Criticism

    • D.

      Feminist Criticism

    • E.

      Historical Criticism

    Correct Answer
    E. Historical Criticism
    Explanation
    Historical criticism is the correct answer because it emphasizes the importance of understanding the historical and cultural context in order to interpret the Bible accurately. It recognizes the parallels between contemporary literature and the religious environment, suggesting that the ancient Near Eastern world should be taken into consideration when studying the Bible. This approach is relevant when analyzing different versions of prayers, such as the "Our Father," to determine which form is more likely to have been spoken by Jesus himself.

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  • 16. 

    It views biblical narratives as literary texts, which can be subjected to literary analysis, both ancient and modern. It communicates the biblical message in the form of story and personal testimony, which can reshape or influence the world of the reader.

    • A.

      Narrative Criticism

    • B.

      Textual Criticism

    • C.

      Source Criticism

    • D.

      Redaction Criticism

    • E.

      Historical Criticism

    Correct Answer
    A. Narrative Criticism
    Explanation
    Narrative Criticism is the correct answer because it focuses on viewing biblical narratives as literary texts and subjecting them to literary analysis. This approach recognizes that the biblical message is communicated through storytelling and personal testimony, which can have a transformative impact on the reader. By analyzing the narrative elements and techniques used in biblical texts, Narrative Criticism allows for a deeper understanding of the message and its potential influence on the reader.

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  • 17. 

    It studies how the text is edited and how it develops according to the final editor’s point of view. By doing this, we get to know the nature and extent of an editor’s own contribution to the work that has come from his hands and to uncover the theological tendencies and the compositional habits of the writers. It makes us understand more accurately the intention of the authors and editors of the Bible, as well as the message, which they addressed to their first readers.

    • A.

      Narrative Criticism

    • B.

      Historical Criticism

    • C.

      Feminist Criticism

    • D.

      Redaction Criticism

    • E.

      Source Criticism

    Correct Answer
    D. Redaction Criticism
    Explanation
    Redaction criticism is the correct answer because it involves studying how a text is edited and developed according to the final editor's point of view. This approach helps to uncover the theological tendencies and compositional habits of the writers, as well as understand the intention of the authors and editors of the Bible. It focuses on the editor's contribution to the work and helps to reveal the message that was addressed to the original readers.

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  • 18. 

    It attempts to establish the sources, which a given biblical writer may have used in compiling his work in order to resolve existing discrepancies and inconsistencies. It also explains the origin and interrelationship of the Synoptic Gospels (Mt, Mk, and Lk.). Reading these three gospels makes us discover agreements and disagreements with them. Thus, scholars had recourse to the “two-source” hypothesis. Accordingly, the gospels of Matthew and Luke were composed out of two principal sources. The first source is the Gospel of Mark, however, there are several areas common to the two which cannot be found in Mark. Thus, it is theorized that they have used another source. This is called later on as the “Q” source (German “Quelle”). The task is therefore restricted to dissecting and dismantling the text in order to identify the various sources

    • A.

      Source Criticism

    • B.

      Form Criticism

    • C.

      Narrative Criticism

    • D.

      Textual Criticism

    • E.

      Redaction Criticism

    Correct Answer
    A. Source Criticism
    Explanation
    Source criticism is the correct answer for this question. Source criticism is a method used in biblical studies to analyze the sources that a biblical writer may have used in compiling their work. It aims to resolve discrepancies and inconsistencies within the text by identifying and examining the different sources that were used. In this case, the explanation mentions the "two-source" hypothesis, which suggests that the gospels of Matthew and Luke were composed using two principal sources: the Gospel of Mark and another source known as the "Q" source. Source criticism involves dissecting and dismantling the text to identify these various sources.

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  • 19. 

    It determines the different literary types or a form used in the text and identifies their respective life situation.

    • A.

      Redaction Criticism

    • B.

      Historical Criticism

    • C.

      Literary Criticism

    • D.

      Form Criticism

    • E.

      Source Criticism

    Correct Answer
    D. Form Criticism
    Explanation
    Form criticism is a method of literary analysis that focuses on identifying and categorizing different literary forms or genres used in a text. It aims to understand the original life situation or context in which these forms were used. This approach helps scholars to better comprehend the purpose and meaning behind the various literary types employed in the text. Therefore, form criticism is the most suitable explanation for the given answer.

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  • 20. 

    __________ – aging between the 2nd to the 17th centuries.

    • A.

      Greek manuscripts

    Correct Answer
    A. Greek manuscripts
    Explanation
    Greek manuscripts have been preserved and survived over a span of several centuries, specifically from the 2nd to the 17th centuries. This indicates that these manuscripts have managed to withstand the test of time and have been passed down through generations. The phrase "aging between the 2nd to the 17th centuries" suggests that these Greek manuscripts have been around for a significant period, highlighting their historical and cultural significance.

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  • 21. 

    __________ - (liturgical books) – 2,500 are in Greek and thousands in other languages.

    • A.

      Lectionaries

    Correct Answer
    A. Lectionaries
    Explanation
    Lectionaries are liturgical books that contain readings from the Bible for specific days or occasions. The explanation states that there are 2,500 lectionaries in Greek and thousands more in other languages. This suggests that lectionaries are a significant part of liturgical traditions and are available in various languages to cater to different communities and their worship practices.

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  • 22. 

    It examines the vocabulary and grammatical style of the text. It compares the use of a word in a passage and sees how the same word is used in other books of the Bible and other writings of the same period. It is concerned with the style, structure and distinctive language of a given text.

    • A.

      Redaction Criticism

    • B.

      Historical Criticism

    • C.

      Textual Criticism

    • D.

      Feminist Criticism

    • E.

      Literary Criticism

    Correct Answer
    E. Literary Criticism
    Explanation
    Literary Criticism is the correct answer because it focuses on analyzing the vocabulary and grammatical style of a text. It compares the use of words in the passage with other books of the Bible and writings from the same period to understand the style, structure, and distinctive language of the text. This approach is concerned with the literary aspects of the text rather than its historical or textual accuracy.

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  • 23. 

    Life situation - __________

    • A.

      Sitz-im-leben

    Correct Answer
    A. Sitz-im-leben
    Explanation
    The term "Sitz-im-leben" refers to the context or setting in which a particular situation or event occurs. It is a German phrase commonly used in literary criticism and biblical studies to understand the background, social, cultural, and historical factors that shape a particular life situation or text. By considering the "Sitz-im-leben," one can gain a deeper understanding of the influences and circumstances that contribute to the development and interpretation of a given situation.

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  • 24. 

    __________ - conclude that the Gospels were written: a. To meet the liturgical needs. b. To settle polemical issues. c. To provide information about Jesus. d. To instruct new converts in Christian living. e. To evangelize others.

    • A.

      Theorists

    Correct Answer
    A. Theorists
  • 25. 

    Role of Textual Criticism: To decide from a mass of conflicting readings which variants deserve to be included in the __________.

    • A.

      Text

    Correct Answer
    A. Text
    Explanation
    Textual criticism plays a crucial role in determining which variants should be included in the final text. It involves analyzing and comparing different versions of a text to identify errors, omissions, or additions. By evaluating the authenticity, accuracy, and coherence of these variants, textual critics can make informed decisions about which readings are most likely to represent the original text. Therefore, the correct answer is "Text."

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  • 26. 

    Thus, by determining the literary form, we can also determine the kind of __________ that is expressed by the text.

    • A.

      Truth

    Correct Answer
    A. Truth
    Explanation
    By determining the literary form of a text, we can also determine the kind of truth that is expressed by it. Different literary forms, such as poetry, fiction, or non-fiction, have different ways of presenting and exploring truth. For example, a poem may use metaphors and symbolism to convey emotional or abstract truths, while a non-fiction book may present factual information and objective truths. Understanding the literary form helps us understand the intended purpose and meaning of the text, and therefore, the kind of truth it is expressing.

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