In the assigned reading related to your Discussion Board Forum, Duvall & Hays discussed the importance of the historical-cultural context (Chapter 5). Throughout the chapter, they identify the key aspects you should consider related to the historical-cultural context when you study Scripture. Pulling specifically from the Duvall & Hays text and synthesizing into your own words, write a 250–300-word response to the 3 prompts below.
Answer the 3 prompts in 3 separate paragraphs, using about 100 words each.
- What can happen when people approach the Bible without any concern for the historical-cultural context?
- Besides those examples cited in this chapter, please give and explain an example of how understanding the historical-cultural context can shed significant light on the meaning of a specific biblical text. Cite the specific passage you are discussing in your post. (ex. Is. 40:27–30).
- For people living in an “instant application” society such as ours, what can persuade them to put forth effort to study the historical-cultural context?