A Study Of Historical And Literary Context

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Aside from discovering a text through the study of historical and literary context, it also requires a careful grammatical analysis of the passage under consideration (Black 72). Grammatical analysis is the separation of a subject to its parts or elements. Therefore, for one to effectively pull out the contextual meaning of a text, they must understand the text; and to effectively pull out the original meaning of a particular text, one must correctly exegete the text. In particular, when gaining an understanding of a text through the process of exegesis, one must use textual analysis, lexical analysis, syntactical analysis, and structural analysis (Black 73-79). All of which contribute to the importance of text interpretation.
“When the interpreter discovers alternative wording within the Bible, textual analysis comes into play” (Black 73). Defined as “an attempt to determine the original wording of a document”, textual analysis is “essential for determining the wording within individual verses” (Black 73). During the process of textual analysis, the breaking down of a text to each individual word that points to the original meaning of a text occurs. In conclusion, it links meanings together to form one thought; this leads to lexical analysis.
The attempt to determine the meaning of the words within the text is known as lexical analysis (Black 73). The fundamental concern of lexical analysis is a word study (Black 73). When one carefully examines a text to pull the meaning…
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