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Biblical Exegesis - Biblical Criticism
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Part of Biblical Exegesis:

1. Historical Survey

2. Biblical Criticism

3. Spiritual Exegesis

A. General

The Bible contains God’s message to mankind, but this message takes the form of a literature which, though divinely inspired, is nonetheless composed in the ordinary human way. It was written two or three thousand years ago, by and for men who lived in historical, social, political, economic, cultural and religious conditions quite different from ours. While possessing…

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Petrus Gerard Duncker and Salvador Muñoz Iglesias, “Biblical Exegesis - Biblical Criticism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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