Introduction to Exegesis: 4 credits.
The first task of exegesis is to understand what the writer actually said in the language and setting of his day. This means that the student needs to become acquainted with the grammatical, lexical, textual, literary and historical aspects of the biblical text, and he/she needs to know and use the various exegetical aids which are at his/her disposal.
The ring of the phone was an annunciation. He welcomed it as a relief from the blank screen and maddening blinking cursor of the desktop computer, a graduation gift. He let the phone ring a second time. It still gave him pleasure to have his phone ringing in his own office. That the office was tiny as a monk’s cell made it all the better. He lifted the receiver with the reverence due a holy relic. He put it to his ear and listened for a brief moment before speaking. “Pastor Greg.”
“Hello, Reverend. This is Sam Rivers. I got a problem, Reverend, and I thought you could give me a hand.”Read More