Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World (Second Edition)

Chapter 3: Christ 101: The Power of Oral Tradition in Ancient Cultures


h2>Christ 101: The Power of Oral Tradition in Ancient Cultures

Film Focus: This video discusses the importance of oral tradition in ancient cultures in the context of the Jewish faith at the time of Christ.

Text Focus: Page 72

Discussion Questions:

  1. Explain the difference between a modern understanding of receiving and recording correct information and that of cultures who emphasize oral tradition?
  2. What methods would ancient peoples use to remember their tradition?
  3. How is oral tradition an accurate way to record a collective history?
  4. How would you compare oral tradition to modern methods of historical study with regard to accuracy? 


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