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

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

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      Marci
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      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.

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

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      Tuyen
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      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.

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      Chia
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      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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