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The Big Picture: The Overarching Metanarrative of the Bible

Much of the classification is taken from Graeme Goldsworthy's According to Plan: An Introductory Biblical Theology
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Jordan Hicks

on 3 November 2013

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Transcript of The Big Picture: The Overarching Metanarrative of the Bible

The Big Picture
Creation
Fall
Redemption
New Creation
THE OVERARCHING NARRATIVE OF THE WHOLE BIBLE
What is the Bible?
A story book?
A love letter?
Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth?
A Book of rules?
All of the above?
None of the Above?
Metanarrative:
a grand narrative common to all. The term refers, in critical theory and particularly in postmodernism, to a comprehensive explanation, a narrative about narratives of historical meaning, experience or knowledge,
Adam
Noah
Abraham
Moses
David
Exile
Jesus
New Covenant
a grand narrative common to all. The term refers, in critical theory and particularly in postmodernism, to a comprehensive explanation, a narrative about narratives of historical meaning, experience or knowledge,
New Creation
Kingdom Planned & Polluted
Kingdom Promised
Kingdom Pictured
Kingdom Prophesied
Kingdom Personified
Kingdom Proclaimed
Kingdom Perfected
Genesis 1:1-2:3
God is assumed
God
Man
Control
Authority
Relationship
Creation's Goal
Image of God
curse on:
serpent
woman
ground (man)
INTERPRETATION RULES
BIBLICAL STUDIES
STUDYING THEMES
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY
HISTORY
MISSIONS, EVANGELISM
ETHICS, APOLOGETICS
Covenant
Dominion
Dynasty
One-sided (chapter 15)
Two-sided (chapter 17)
& (Chapter 12)
Isaac
Jacob
Joseph
Promise kept
worship/sacrifice
Israel
Birth &
Rebirth
Hope after Genesis 1-11
(in spite of circumstances)
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Yahweh's Pattern of Redemption
Yahweh's Pattern of Worship & Service
Yahweh's Pattern of Presence
Yahweh's Repetition of Revelation
Genesis--Exodus Transition
Moses' Experience
Israel's Experience
Laws Regarding Worship & Sacrifice
Israel's repeated disobedience
Laws Against Idolatry
Israel's movement toward Canaan
Law Given (again)
Extraordinary as preparation for ordinary
Progressive Revelation
Of Worship
Of Mission
Of Covenant
Of the Need for more Revelation
(Ruth)
Joshua
Judges
Leadership & Conquest
"There was no king in Israel & everyone
did what was right in their own eyes.
Israel needs/wants a king
Israel needs a righteous king
Israel needs a descendant of David
Newer/fuller categories:
Headship
Worship/Temple
Kingship
Solomon
a son to build a house
Temple Built
Temple Dedicated
Northern Kingdom
Southern Kingdom
Prophets
Jeroboam: the anti-David
Elijah & Election
The Structure of the Old Testament
The Law
The Prophets
The Writings
Eventual Exile (Assyria)
Northern Kingdom: 20 kings, 10 dynasties, 200 years
Southern Kingdom: 21 Kings, 1 dynasty, 400 years
David's Promise & David's Line
Josiah: the climax of Kings
Eventual spiral into exile (Babylon)
Exile and Israel
Exile and God
David is not dead
The world is ending


Wisdom
Job
Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Song of Songs
(Lamentations)
For the unheard-of's
Suffering and the Sovereignty of Yahweh
About a non-Israelite
About Israel
About Israel & non-Israelites
To master the world, fear its Creator
Fear as Foundation
life is (not exactly) sowing & reaping
Proverbs are (not exactly) promises
Dominion & Dynasty is about more than Kings & Kids
The Anti-Proverbs
Life without revelation
Vanity & Abel
Learning fear the hard way
Wise love
Human-to-Human love
Husband-to-wife love
Yahweh-to-Israel love
Back to Reality
Jeremiah, Judah, Jehoiachin & Jehovah
Corporate Confession
Hope from a Sufferer

Psalms
The Psalms & the Reader
The Psalms & the Psalter
The Psalms & the Story
Response
Doctrine
Emotion
Book 1: The Doorway & David
Book 2: David is Done.
Book 3: Hopelessness & Hope (in David?)
Book 4: Yahweh is King
Book 5: "Praise God"
-David
Ps.1-41
Ps. 42-72
Ps. 73-89
Ps. 90-106
Ps. 107-150
Times were good
Times are bad
The New Exodus is coming
The New Exodus isn't coming soon enough
There is a happy ending
It's global
It's Davidic
It's the end of the world as we know it
Daniel
Esther
Ezra-Nehemiah
Chronicles
Echoes of the Beginning
Visions of the End
Pictures and not Puzzles
History with an Israelite shape
End of the Exile!
End of the Exile?
Ending with the Beginning
All history as a footnote to David
Of Kings & Chronicles
Back in the land but the Exile isn't over
The Old Testament
Ends like it Began
Ends on a flat note
Ends with an Arrow
4 Portraits, 1 Jesus
The OT & the Life of the Christ
Jesus is...
Prophet
People of God
King
Priest
Missionary
Covenant
Promise
The "Hourglass" of Biblical History
Humanity-------Universe
Humanity-------Universe
Israel-----Canaan
Israel-----Canaan
David-Zion (=Jesus Christ)
Dynasty
Dominion
Beginning
End
Space
Time
Between the Ages
Beginning
Life, Death, Resurrection
& Ascension of Jesus
Already/Not Yet
(You Are Here)
Second Coming
Eternity
Acts
Epistles
Revelation
Revelation of Jesus Christ
Mirrored Structure of the Book
Themes Tied up:
Mission
Worship
Lordship
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