Biblical interpretation for both beginning and experienced Bible readers. Changes to the new third edition include: updated language, new foreword, improved diagrams, substantial rewriting of several chapters to make them more user-friendly, and updated list of recommended commentaries and... read more
Abbreviations of Translations
1. Introduction: The Need to Interpret
2. The Basic Tool: A Good Translation
3. The Epistles: Learning to Think Contextually
4. The Epistles: The Hermeneutical Questions
5. The Old Testament Narratives: Their Proper Use
6. Acts: The Question of Historical Precedent
7. The Gospels: One Story, Many Dimensions
8. The Parables: Do You Get the Point?
9. The Law(s): Covenant Stipulations for Israel
10. The Prophets: Enforcing the Covenant of Israel
11. The Psalms: Israel's Prayers and Ours
12. Wisdom: Then and Now
13. The Revelation: Images of Judgment and Hope
Appendix: The Evaluation and Use of Commentaries
Index of Names
This book is appropriate for young adults or well-read adolescents as well as adults who are looking for help in where to begin in studying scripture. Parental guidance is suggested for young adults and pre-teens as some of the material, though not heavy, may require further explanation and background.
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