Rightly Divided: Readings in Biblical Hermeneutics

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Roy B. Zuck
Kregel Academic - Religion - 320 pages
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"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.""--2 Timothy 2:15 (NKJV) Everyone who studies and teaches the Bible has a responsibility to accurately interpret and communicate God's message. Understanding the principles of sound interpretation, therefore, is of vital importance. Pastors, Bible teachers, and anyone who studies the Scriptures will appreciate the helpful guidance of this collection of scholarship. Rightly Divided" brings together the insights of twenty-one experienced Bible scholars in the field of hermeneutics, providing a basic overview of hermeneutics and also addressing specific issues of interpretation. Included are chapters by: Darrell L. Bock--"Evangelicals and the Use of the Old Testament in the New" G. B. Caird--"Ambiguity in the Bible" Norman Geisler--"The Relation of Purpose and Meaning in Interpreting Scripture" Walter C. Kaiser Jr.--"Issues in Contemporary Hermeneutics" I. Howard Marshall--"The Holy Spirit and the Interpretation of Scripture" J. Robertson McQuilken--"Identifying the Audience God Intended" Bernard Ramm--"The Devotional and Practical Use of the Bible" Roy B. Zuck--"The What and Why of Bible Interpretation"
 

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Contents

Preface
5
The What and Why of Bible Interpretation
13
Who Makes Up the Rules?
30
Issues in Contemporary Hermeneutics
46
Interpreting the Bible Like a Book
53
The Holy Spirit and the Interpretation of Scripture
66
Preunderstandings and the Interpreter
75
Using and Abusing Language
85
The Single Intent of Scripture
158
Dual Authorship and the Single Intended Meaning
171
New Testament Use of the Old Testament
183
Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament
199
Evangelicals and the Use of the Old Testament in the New
206
A Proposal for the Transcultural Problem
231
Interpreting in Cultural Context
245
Identifying the Audience God Intended
258

Figures of Speech
102
The Use of Words in Various Contexts
133
The Relation of Purpose and Meaning
143
The Devotional and Practical Use of the Bible
267
Application in Biblical Hermeneutics and Exposition
278
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