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THE 205: Biblical Texts in Global Contexts (Henrichs-Tarasenkova)

Class Activity: 1:35pm

Look up your passage in the book you found on the lower floor and in the online version of Africa Bible Commentary (Groups 1-4) or the Women's Bible Commentary (Groups 5-6).

Enter something that you learned about the World Behind the Text (date/authorship/historical context) of the book of Genesis into the OneDrive document.

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)

Feminist Commentaries

Queer Bible Commentary

Global Commentaries

Online + Print:

Print only:

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