How to interpret the text from a literary (How certain words and phrases from Scripture were reflected in biblical and extra biblical literature from periods earlier to and contemporous to the original readers) approach
How to interpret the text culturally
How to interpret the text linguistically (How understanding the original language behind the translation impacts meaning
How understanding the geography of the text impacts meaning
How intertextuality (Scriptural thought reflected in multiple texts works to form a complete picture) impacts meaning in the text.
Scriptural examples will be examined for each analytical approach.