Approaching Scripture as literature is indispensable for exegesis. Exegesis is incomplete without proper attention being paid to the literary features of the biblical text. Adequate attention needs to be paid to matters of genre and form as well as of theology and history. This article is a study of Psalm 22, which takes all these aspects into consideration.
The first section of the Introduction deals with the genre (literary type) of the Gospel of John and the historical value of the Gospel. It considers whether John’s Gospel is folk literature, a memoir, a novel, drama, or biography. John’s distinctive style and adaptation of the gospel form are also considered.
In the recent past several major commentaries and monographs on the Pastoral Epistles have been published. This article ask what light these recent works have shed on the study of this group of writings. The focus is on several of the major hermeneutical and exegetical challenges with which the modern interpreter is confronted in the study of the Pastoral Epistles.