The World Behind the Text helps you to understand the historical and social context in which the Biblical text was written.
date the biblical text was written
authorship of the biblical text (person or sources)
historical, social, and cultural context
Class Activity: 1:35pm
Look up the section on Genesis, Book of from the online version of the Anchor Bible Dictionary.
Enter something that you learned about the World Behind the Text (date/authorship/historical context) of the book of Genesis into the OneDrive document.
Use Bible dictionaries to learn about people, places, and events during the time the Bible was written. For example, look for information about: role of women, marriage, warfare, the relationship between Canaan and Egypt, etc.