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THE 205: The Bible, Past and Present (Bock): World in Front of the Text

What is the World in Front of the Text?

The World in Front of the Text considers how the interpretation of the text relates to the readers' social and cultural context. This perspective may also be referred to as biblical hermeneutics.

It includes:

  • sources that relate the biblical text to the modern reader
  • sources that describe how the Bible has been interpreted at different time periods, by varying social/cultural groups, etc. (e.g. medieval or feminist biblical commentaries)

Global Commentaries

Online + Print:

Print only:

Class Activity: Commentaries

  1. Look up the section on the passage of the Bible that you have in mind or that was mentioned by one of the articles in these 2 sources:
  2. Put something that you learned about this passage into Poll Everywhere: www.pollev.com/stephanie

Feminist Commentaries

Queer Bible Commentary

Recommended Book-Length Commentary Series: Smyth & Helwys

Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary

Connect to this search for all the Smyth & Helwys commentaries that are available as eBooks 

Then, enter the name of your book of the Bible in the search box

 

 

Search for Smyth Helwys Exodus limited to eBooks

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