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Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules
     

Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules

by Robert H. Stein
 

ISBN-10: 0801021014

ISBN-13: 9780801021015

Pub. Date: 02/01/1997

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

This book, in practical and nontechnical terms, guides readers in discovering what the goal of reading the Bible should be and how they can achieve this goal for themselves. The author promises that they will acquire 'an interpretive framework that will help them understand better the meaning of biblical texts and how to apply that meaning to their own life situation.

Overview

This book, in practical and nontechnical terms, guides readers in discovering what the goal of reading the Bible should be and how they can achieve this goal for themselves. The author promises that they will acquire 'an interpretive framework that will help them understand better the meaning of biblical texts and how to apply that meaning to their own life situation.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801021015
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Part 1: The General Rules of Interpretation
1. Who Makes Up the Rules? An Introduction to Hermeneutics
2. Defining the Rules: A Vocabulary for Interpretation
3. Can Anyone Play This Game? The Spirit and Biblical Interpretation
4. Different Games in the Same Book: Different Forms of Scripture
Part 2: The Specific Rules for the Individual Games
5. The Game of Stories: Biblical Narrative
6. The Game of Rules: Covenants and Laws
7. The Game of Rhythm: Poetry
8. The Game of Songs: Psalms
9. The Game of Wisdom: Proverbs
10. The Game of Prediction: Prophecy
11. The Game of Jargon: Idioms
12. The Game of Comparison: Parables
13. The Game of Exaggeration: Overstatement and Hyperbole
14. The Game of Correspondence: Epistles and Letters
Appendixes
Glossary
Indexes

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