Why is it important to consider the connotations of places that are mentioned in the Bible?

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    • #95335267

      We need to develop feelings and emotions for a certain location

    • #95334732

      The biblical authors used connotations to influence our thoughts and feelings as they were feeling when they were there writing the story.

    • #95309534

      By understanding the connotations the writers and the original readers had about certain places in the Bible can help us understand what the writer to trying to tell us. They can be showing how the writer and the original readers thought or felt when they read of places in the Bible.

    • #95307027

      Places impart connotations and the biblical authors utilized this technique to influence our thoughts and feelings. So when we run into a place name, it’s important to consider what the biblical author might be trying to get us to feel or to think about by mentioning that place.

    • #95300135

      It’s another layer of understanding. It allows us to get more from our Bible reading and study.

    • #95297743

      It’s important to consider the connotations because it will lead to a higher understanding of what is read. And, recognizing different emotions that come up as we read, we may also be able to link different stories to that specific emotion. These will give us greater geographical literacy of the Bible.

    • #95293053
      Baboo samuel

      It helps us understand the context / content / local culture of what the author is trying to convey.

    • #95287488

      Connotations of places are important because when a place is mentioned by an author, the feeling, the meaning, and the connection of the place with him and with the people of his time were implied in the place. So for us to understand the bible, we have to know the connotation of a place at the time the author mentioned it.

    • #125417

      It is important to consider the connotations of places because the Bible authors have intentionally harnessed the influence of the place connotations to shape our thoughts and feelings. Fie example, the connotations associated with the Valley of Shechem: Abraham learned of the Promised Land. Joshua also challenged Israel regarding their commitment to God there, and Jesus confronted the woman at the well there.

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      Our Daily Bread
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