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  • Hermeneutics Of The Biblical Writers


    Learn to interpret the Bible from the biblical writers themselves

    A method of interpretation–a hermeneutic–is indispensable for understanding Scripture, constructing theology, and living the Christian life, but most contemporary hermeneutical systems fail to acknowledge the principles and practices of the biblical writers themselves.

    Christians today cannot employ a truly biblical view of the Bible unless they understand why the prophets and apostles interpreted Scripture the way they did. To this end, Abner Chou proposes a hermeneutic of obedience, in which believers learn to interpret Scripture the way the biblical authors did?including understanding the New Testament’s use of the Old Testament. Chou first unfolds the prophetic hermeneutic of the Old Testament authors, and demonstrates the continuity of this approach with the apostolic hermeneutic of the New Testament authors.

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  • For The Love Of Gods Word


    An introduction to a clear method of biblical interpretation

    For the Love of God’s Word is an abridged, less technical version of Kostenberger and Patterson’s acclaimed Invitation to Biblical Interpretation. Students, teachers, and pastors alike will find this introduction to biblical hermeneutics to be an accessible resource with both breadth and substance.

    Built on the premise that every passage requires careful scrutiny of its historical setting, literary dimension, and theological message, this volume teaches a simple threefold method that is applicable to every passage of Scripture regardless of genre. In addition, the book sets forth specific strategies for interpreting the various genres of Scripture, from poetry to epistle to prophecy. A final chapter is devoted to helpful Bible study resources that will equip the reader to apply Scripture to life.

    This book will serve as a standard text for interpreting Scripture that is both academically responsible and accessible for pastors, teachers, and college students. This volume will enable students of Scripture to grow in love for God’s Word as they grow in the disciplines of study and discernment.

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  • 40 Questions About Interpreting The Bible


    In 40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible, New Testament Professor Dr. Robert L. Plummer tackles the major questions that persons ask about reading and understanding the Bible.

    Questions include:

    • Does the Bible contain error?
    • Were the ancient manuscripts of the Bible transmitted accurately?
    • What is the best English Bible translation?
    • Is the Bible really all about Jesus?
    • Do all the commands of the Bible apply today?
    • Why can’t people agree on what the Bible means?
    • How do we interpret historical narrative?
    • How do we interpret the Psalms?
    • What does the Bible tell us about the future?
    • What is the “Theological Interpretation of Scripture”?
    • and many others
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  • Knowing Scripture (Revised)


    Table Of Contents

    1. Why Study The Bible
    Two Myths
    The Clarity Of Scripture
    The Problem Of Motivation
    The Biblical Basis For Bible Study
    The Bible As Revelation
    Theory And Practice
    The Sensuous Christian
    A Matter Of Duty

    2. Personal Bible Study And Private Interpretation
    Martin Luther And Private Interpretation
    Objectivity And Subjectivity
    The Role Of The Teacher

    3. Hermeneutics: The Science Of Interpretation
    The Analogy Of Faith
    Interpreting The Bible Literally
    Literal Interpretation And Genre Analysis
    The Problem Of Metaphor
    The Medieval Quadriga
    The Grammatical-Historical Method
    Source Criticism
    Authorship And Dating
    Grammatical Errors

    4. Practical Rules For Biblical Interpretation
    Rule 1. Read The Bible Like Any Other Book
    Rule 2. Read The Bible Existentially
    Rule 3. Interpret The Historical Narratives By The Didactic
    Rule 4. Interpret The Implicit By The Explicit
    Rule 5. Determine Carefully The Meaning Of Words
    Rule 6. Note The Presence Of Parallelisms
    Rule 7. Note The Difference Between Proverb And Law
    Rule 8. Observe The Difference Between The Spirit And The Letter Of The Law
    Rule 9. Be Careful With Parables
    Rule 10. Be Careful With Predictive Prophecy
    Rule 11. Interpret The Bible With A Spirit Of Humility

    5. Culture And The Bible
    Cultural Conditioning And The Bible
    Cultural Conditioning And The Reader
    Principle And Custom
    Practical Guidelines

    6. Practical Tools For Bible Study
    Bible Translations
    Study Bibles
    The King James Bible
    Concordances, Bible Dictionaries And Atlases
    Word Studies
    Foreign Translations
    What About Greek And Hebrew?
    Bible Software
    Bible Reading Program For Beginners


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    In this revised edition of his classic, R. C. Sproul helps us dig out the meaning of Scripture for ourselves. He lays the groundwork by discussing why we should study the Bible and how our own personal study relates to interpretation.

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  • New Testament Theology (Reprinted)


    Part 1: The Fulfillment Of God’s Saving Promises: The Already-Not Yet
    1. The Kingdom Of God In The Synoptic Gospels
    2. Eternal Life And Eschatology In John’s Theology
    3. Inaugurated Eschatology Outside The Gospels
    Part 2: The God Of The Promise: The Saving Work Of The Father, Son, And Spirit
    4. The Centrality Of God In New Testament Theology
    5. The Centrality Of Christ In The Synoptic Gospels
    6. The Messiah And The Son Of Man In The Gospels
    7. The Son Of God, I Am, And Logos
    8. Jesus’ Saving Work In The Gospels
    9. Jesus’ Saving Work In Acts
    10. The Christology Of Paul
    11. The Saving Work Of God And Christ According To Paul
    12. The Christology Of Hebrews-Revelation
    13. The Holy Spirit
    Part 3: Experiencing The Promise: Believing And Obeying
    14. The Problem Of Sin
    15. Faith And Obedience
    16. The Law And Salvation History
    Part 4: The People Of The Promise And The Future Of The Promise
    17. The People Of The Promise
    18. The Social World Of God’s People
    19. The Consummation Of God’s Promises
    Appendix: Reflections On New Testament Theology

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    While none of the New Testament documents claims to provide a theology on its own, Thomas Schreiner suggests that certain recurring themes emerge from the study of the whole. In this volume, he traces key themes as they appear throughout the New Testament canon, exploring the emphases that emerge from a detailed reading of the texts.

    Based on solid exegesis of all the key texts, Schreiner’s approach leads him to a more unified view of core New Testament teaching. He focuses particularly on two overarching themes. The first concerns the unity of redemptive history and the kingdom of God. The New Testament takes up Old Testament imagery and affirms that the kingdom has come (although it remains unfulfilled) in Jesus Christ. The second related theme concerns the goal of the kingdom–the glory of God through the work of Christ and the empowering presence of the Spirit. In the second half of the work, Schreiner takes up the question of what these themes mean for the life of the believer and the ministry of the community of faith.

    Although this substantial and comprehensive volume will be of great interest to scholars, Schreiner’s first concern is to provide an accessible guide for students and pastors. He has succeeded admirably, and readers will find here a lucid exposition of the theology of the New Testament writers.

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  • Commentary On The New Testament Use Of The Old Testament (Reprinted)


    In this major new reference work, leading evangelical scholars provide students, scholars, and pastors with comprehensive commentary on every quotation, allusion, and echo of the Old Testament that appears from Matthew through Revelation.

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  • Introduction To Biblical Hermeneutics (Expanded)


    This standard hermeneutics text has been updated and expanded, allowing the authors to fine-tune their discussions on fundamental interpretive topics. Four new chapters have been added that address more recent controversial issues. The coauthors hold different viewpoints on many topics addressed, making for vibrant, thought-provoking dialogue on this crucial discipline.

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  • Hermeneutics : Principles And Processes Of Biblical Interpretation (Reprinted)


    1. Introduction To Biblical Hermeneutics
    2. The History Of Biblical Interpretation
    3. Historical-Cultural And Contextual Analysis
    4. Lexical-Syntactical Analysis
    5. Theological Analysis
    6. Special Literary Forms: Similes, Metaphors, Proverbs, Parables, And Allegories
    7. Special Literary Forms: Prophecy, Apocalyptic Literature, And Types
    8. Applying The Biblical Message: A Proposal For The Transcultural Problem

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    If non-specialists learn the correct principles and processes for hermeneutics, much more accurate and helpful biblical interpretation can be accomplished. This book gives the reader not only an understanding of the principles of proper biblical interpretation but also the ability to apply those principles in sermon preparation, personal Bible study, or writing.

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  • Protestant Biblical Interpretation (Reprinted)


    The Prophets of Israel has established itself as a reliable introduction to prophecy and prophets in Israel. Students will now be able to acquire this useful textbook in a more affordable paperback edition.

    According to Leon Wood, a continuity exists between Israel’s earlier nonwriting prophets and its later prophets. Both must be studied to acquire a thorough understanding of Israelite prophecy.

    This assertion, for which the author of this study marshals considerable evidence, underlies the entire text of this significant volume. Instead of concentration upon the prophetic writings, the author focuses on the prophets themselves, both those who recorded their messages and those who did not. A study of the [prophets] themselves is most worthwhile, he writes, for when one sees them as people, in the day and circumstances in which they lived, he has a distinct advantage for understanding what they wrote.

    The book begins with an informative introduction to the Israelite prophets represented in the canon; the author then discusses the nonwriting prophets of both the premonarchy era (including Miriam, Deborah, and Samuel) and the monarchy period (including Gad, Nathan, Ahijah, Iddo, Shemaiah, Azariah, Hanani, Jehu, Jahaziel, Eliezer, Elijah, Micaiah, Zechariah, and Elisha).


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