King David

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Burrage, Jennifer Burrage 1
REL 211-01X: Position Paper
22 JAN 2014

Combination of religious & historical/critical

There are many different approaches to the Old Testament. I believe that God is the author of the Old Testament through plenary verbal inspiration and by using people to write texts that are viewed to be sacred. I believe the Old Testament could be inspired by one’s personal testimonies or life experiences, which is passed down through oral tradition. As a child in Sunday school you are taught that the stories in the Bible are true, so one must believe that scriptures of a divine nature are without contradictions and discrepancies. In Genesis, it says, Long ago, before earth and all things in it, there was only God. I believe that God was the instigator of the process from the creation that led to other writings of the Old Testament. I believe that this is evidence that the Old Testament was written from the confessional/religious approach. I believe that God spiritually inspired people to write texts in the Old Testament. These people who wrote such sacred texts, God had been at work in their lives rather it be through a vision of God, a miracle performed by God, or a conversation with God. I believe that God spoke to their heart and showed them the way to write what was asked of them. Moses had a conversation with God to free his people which helped him lead the Hebrew people out of Egypt so they could live a great and prosperous life. This is just one example of how God was at work in one’s life and how he inspired written texts.
I believe that it could also be argued that the Old Testament was written from facts and written material, so this would the use of the historical/critical…...

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