Understanding the importance of the historical context of a passage when studying Scripture is often overlooked by the contemporary reader. Given…

1. Understanding the importance of the historical context of a passage when studying Scripture is often overlooked by the contemporary reader. Given that, explain and explore the following:

1. Why is the historical context an important consideration?

2. What are some the key actors related to the historical context?

3. Give a simple, straightforward example from Scripture of how the historical context aids our understanding of a verse or passage. Cite the verse or passage (The post, not counting the passage, must be 200 words or more).

2. Another important consideration while studying Scripture is the literary context. Like the historical context, it is often not a factor readers are familiar with or properly identify. Given that, explain and explore the following:

  • Why is the literary context an important consideration?
  • Differentiate between the historical and literary context.
  • Give a simple, straightforward example from Scripture of how the literary context aids our understanding of a verse or passage