2. Use examples of taking things out of context (e.g. when we overhear only part of a conversation, or when a news article quotes only part of what a person says).
Become more familiar with the customs and culture of biblical times by clicking these links:
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Facts+About+Israel/History/HISTORY-+Biblical+Times.htm (the official Jewish history as published by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/Biblical_Times.html (the site of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise)
http://www.ntslibrary.com/PDF%20Books%20II/Manners%20and%20Customs.pdf (comprehensive explanation of customs during biblical times)
Ch.5 - Oral Tradition
1. What are the stories preserved and passed along by oral tradition among your family and friends? Why are they so memorable? What important truths do they convey? What purpose do they serve in helping you understand yourself?
Ch. 6 - Unlocking the Old Testament
2. as a result of your work with the four keys, are there any concepts concerning the bible that you have put to rest? What new ideas or insights have arisen in your mind to take their place?