Archive for the ‘Gapping’ Category

  • Chance or Providence?

    Feb 13, 13 • Gapping, Genesis, Narrative, Ruth3 Comments
    Chance or Providence?

    Often in biblical narrative things “just seem to happen”, rather like they do in our lives πŸ˜‰ But are such “happenings” chance or divine providence at work? We’ll try to decide, using Gen 37:12ff. (read with Gen 39) and Ruth 2 as examples.  ...

  • An Introduction to Gapping

    Nov 7, 12 • 1&2 Corinthians, Gapping, NarrativeComments Off on An Introduction to Gapping
    An Introduction to Gapping

    Gapping, where hearers have to “fill in” information that is missing in the text, is a really significant part of biblical story-telling. So, I’ll need to introduce the idea to next year’s Biblical Narrative class. Normally we “gap” unconsciously, and not just when reading narratives as I hope I’ll show you in this podcast. We’ll [&hellip...

  • E100-14: Genesis 43-44: The tension mounts

    May 6, 10 • E100, Gapping, Genesis, Narrative1 Comment
    E100-14: Genesis 43-44: The tension mounts

    In these chapters we see again very strongly that we are not told by the text how to understand people’s actions, in these chapters we have to judge Joseph and his brothers, using the knowledge of good, evil and everything in between that is part of our experience as children of Eve and of Adam. [&hellip...

  • E100-12: Genesis 39-41: Older and wiser

    May 4, 10 • E100, Gapping, Genesis, Narrative1 Comment
    E100-12: Genesis 39-41: Older and wiser

    As we get intgo the body of the Joseph story the dramatic episode with Mrs Potiphar (surely another candidate for soap-opera treatment) has lots of interesting features in its telling, today I’ll focus on one, and then make sure to notice also the big theological message these chapters hammer home. In doing this we’ll notice [&hellip...