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Sociohistorical Exegesis
(2,072 words)

1. General

1.1. Term

The term “sociohistorical exegesis” covers various sociologically oriented analyses of the literary sources of the OT and NT. Biblical categories of sources and text types can usually be put in different religious-social, sociopolitical, and cultural groups and movements that may differ locally, regionally, and also in time.

1.2. History

This type of exegesis involves several types of research. Social history plays a large part in recent international study. Economic history is a central theme in the study of t…

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Schulz, Hermann and Roloff, Jürgen, “Sociohistorical Exegesis”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_SI.34>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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