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Journal In Entirety, David R. Bauer, Lindy D. Backues, Kenneth W. Brewer, Anthony J. Headley Jan 2019

Journal In Entirety, David R. Bauer, Lindy D. Backues, Kenneth W. Brewer, Anthony J. Headley

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

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Inheriting The Earth: Towards A Geotheology Of Matthew’S Narrative, Dorothy Jean Weaver Jan 2015

Inheriting The Earth: Towards A Geotheology Of Matthew’S Narrative, Dorothy Jean Weaver

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

The claim of the Matthean Jesus that “the meek . . . will inherit the earth” (5:5) is unique to the Canonical Gospels and a claim that reflects Psalm 36:11(LXX). This essay examines Matt 5:5 alongside this biblical intertext and within its wider Matthean context to assess its significance within Matthew’s overall narrative. While ultimately “inheritance of the earth” awaits “the renewal of all things” (19:27), the Risen Jesus with “all authority in heaven and on earth” (28:18) calls his disciples to a worldwide mission to “all the nations” (28:19-20) that constitutes proleptically an “inheritance ...


The Charge Of Being Deluded Interpreters Of Scripture: A Reassessment Of The Importance Of Chiasms In Mark 11–12, Benson Goh Jan 2015

The Charge Of Being Deluded Interpreters Of Scripture: A Reassessment Of The Importance Of Chiasms In Mark 11–12, Benson Goh

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

Although much attention has been given to the structure and meaning of Mark 11–12, the chiastic structures in that passage have not been sufficiently observed nor appreciated for their contribution to the Markan message. The grave mistake and failure of the Sadducees in 12:18- 27, and of the religious establishment in the larger context of chs. 11–12, was that of being deluded in their interpretation of Scripture. This might not seem clear at first to modern readers , but once the chiasms, ergasia chreia elaboration, and contextual evidences are shown and explained, the purposeful use of these rhetorical ...


Finding A Comfortable Home In Biblical Hermeneutics: The Hospitality And Expansiveness I Found In Inductive Biblical Studies, Michael D. Matlock Jan 2015

Finding A Comfortable Home In Biblical Hermeneutics: The Hospitality And Expansiveness I Found In Inductive Biblical Studies, Michael D. Matlock

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

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Discerning Segment Boundaries Within John 1:19-4:54, Joseph R. Dongell Feb 2014

Discerning Segment Boundaries Within John 1:19-4:54, Joseph R. Dongell

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

Bible commentators have traditionally supplied hierarchical outlines for the books they interpret under the assumption that texts are semantically structured, and that valid interpretation flows in part from accurately discerning textual structure. The disciplines of narrative criticism and discourse analysis have significantly advanced our understanding of textual structure, and have crossed paths by way of mutual influence with the IBS movement, which has given sustained attention to formalizing the study of textual structure. Against this backdrop, John 1:19-4:54 invites closer scrutiny in terms of the logic of its composition. The nearly universal agreement that 1:1-18 forms a ...


Interpretation And Structure In Joel, Thomas M. Lyons Feb 2014

Interpretation And Structure In Joel, Thomas M. Lyons

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

Despite renewed interest in the book of Joel and its relationship to the “Book of the Twelve,” scholarly opinions still significantly diverge on the structure of the book of Joel itself. This article surveys recent significant and representative proposals for Joel’s structure before arguing for an alternative unified structure based upon grammar, literary markers or “catchwords”, and structural relationships (according to David R. Bauer and Robert A. Traina, Inductive Bible Study).


Major Structural Relationships: A Survey Of Origins, Development, Classifications, And Assessment, Fredrick J. Long Jan 2014

Major Structural Relationships: A Survey Of Origins, Development, Classifications, And Assessment, Fredrick J. Long

The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies

A central feature to Inductive Bible Study (IBS) are Major Structural Relationships (MSRs), despite some variation in the number, identification, descriptions, and organization of them. These relationships are endemic to human communication; hence, their description is vital for accurate and holistic observation of biblical materials. The origin of MSRs is traceable to the 19th century art instruction of John Ruskin. He himself was aware that his insights into composition extended beyond artistic to musical and literary composition. Practitioners of IBS have continued to develop and describe rigorously methodologies surrounding the identification of MSRs, especially at Asbury Theological Seminary. A survey ...