Jan 19th, 2013 by nakedbiblepodcast
Today we're continuing with our series on Bible study at the word level. Last time we talked about exegetical fallacies that arise from flawed word study methods. In this episode, I want to transition to some important elements that go into word study. Today we’ll primarily be focused on examining a word as it’s used by a single author throughout the material that author wrote – in this case the apostle Paul. But the word I've chosen for our focus also means that we’ll be getting into the issue of a word’s distribution across a corpus – in this case, obviously, the New Testament. Since this example is so restrictive – since my primary interest in this episode is a single author’s use – I’ll probably return to word distribution when doing word studies in a future episode.
During the course of the podcast I'll be talking about specific words in 1 Corinthians 7. I've reproduced important excerpts below, with certain words colored and marked for reasons that I indicate in the podcast. You can reference them as you listen or afterwards.
Excerpts from 1 Corinthians 7 (ESV)