Knowing Scripture (Revised)

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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


Additional Info
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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SKU (ISBN): 9780830837236
R. C. Sproul
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: March 2009
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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Weight1 lbs
Dimensions5.5 × 0.36 × 8.5 in


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