Reply To: How, if at all, will you take the information you’ve learned in this course and apply it to how you read and interpret scripture? What, if anything, will you pass along to your own community?
I agree that we can apply scripture to modern day issues when we understand the Hebraic thought and wisdom surrounding the context. However, we also move on a historical plane moving through time and space toward a vison that we all should see by understanding the text in light of Hebraic thought. By diminishing the text through our own misunderstanding or misinterpretations we turn the Bible into a religious or spiritual book only, versus a way of life. By linking the themes and variations we find a continued principle on which to build and live in community.